A missionary society wrote to David Livingstone and asked, “Have you found a good road to where you are? If so, we want to know how to send other men to join you.” Livingstone wrote back, “If you have men who will come only if they know there is a good road, I don’t want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all.”
Those who are following Jesus simply for what they can get won’t stick around when the going gets tough. When God’s way conflicts with our way, we will feel betrayed by the shallow, me-first faith we have bought into. If we don’t count the cost of being His child, we will turn away at the threat of sacrifice and find something else to gratify our selfish desires.
Luke 14:28 “ For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and it is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying “This man began to build and was not able to finish.” I know we live in difficult times. But stay the course, Stay faithful, stay strong. Romans 8:37 “ But in all these things we overwhelminingly conquer through Him who loved us.” God Bless!