Friday, July 27, 2012

Count the Cost

“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower.  Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?  For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, “This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.”  (Luke 14 28-30)

This principle of counting the cost was brought home to me in a tangible way this past week.  No, it wasn’t the same kind of application that Jesus had immediately in mind when He said these words, but I think the principle is still valid.  Last week, I published “From Captive to Conqueror” as an eBook on Amazon.  THEN, I read a lot of information from a few other sources that told me of a whole lot of other things that I should have been doing over the last nine months or more before I ever published the book.  Things like writing a blog.  Build a following on Twitter.  Actually pay attention to my Facebook page.  Things to help others know who I am and what I am doing.  As far as the book itself, I needed to come up with a better cover...  OK enough of that.  It’s a bit tiring to think about it.  So now, even though I am doing it a bit late, I AM counting the cost.  I trust that in the end, God will use “Conquerors” for His honor and glory.

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