You have a better way. Your way may not line up with what they think or they say, but your way will get you to where you need to go. It is up to you to understand and find your better way.
Luke 14: 25 – 26 “Count the cost.”
Counting the cost of purpose goes beyond seeing what is there and confirming there will be enough resources to make it through. It involves weighing the heart. Do you have the willingness and determination to keep pushing until you arrive?
The first part of the Luke Scripture tells us to know what we have to invest. The second part of the Scripture reminds us to be sure we are willing to invest.
The king decided he didn’t have what it would take to go the distances so he found another way.
Having the willingness to do what needs to be done can be a bigger challenge than finding the resources you need to do it.
I can want something, but I also have to be willing.
Whatever we want or desire will require choices and choices will require sacrifice. There will have to be choices to bring to life desires and hopes or to reach a destination. No matter how you look at it, it comes back around to choices.
If you are going to find your better way then you will need to look at the situation, evaluate the situation, and then find the way that will work for you (so that you will work it).
Find Your Better Way
- Is it your place? Just because you know better doesn’t mean they want to hear it. It also doesn’t mean it’s up to you to explain it. If it’s not your place or your job to get involved or get it resolved then don’t.
- Is it your heart? Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you want to do something. If your heart does not ignite when you are invested then your motivation will begin to falter.
- Is it your time? Just because you want to do something doesn’t mean you are ready. Before you make the jump, you need to know how to swim (or at least have a life vest on).
Think on these questions. Meditate on your honest responses. Weigh the costs. Dare to make your own way outside the box they demand.
Once you have, you will be in a position to make the choices to lead to your better way.
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