Luke 14:28-30 – “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it – lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him.
Jesus tells us it is very important that what we start, we finish.
You do not want the reputation of someone who starts things by doesn’t finish them.
Don’t start something that you can’t complete.
The moment of inspiration is not the time to start building. SIT DOWN first, get educated about the project, ascertain your resources, estimate all the costs, then multiply by at least 2 (generally a worthwhile project will take up to 10 times the money, time, energy and resources than you thought it would!)
Better to sit down first rather than half way through or at the unfinished end point.
Do you have the commitment to keep going, make the sacrifices, leave possessions, to follow Christ all the days of your life? Let’s pay the price and finish the race strong.