Luke 14:28 Common English Bible (CEB)
28 “If one of you wanted to build a tower, wouldn’t you first sit down and calculate the cost, to determine whether you have enough money to complete it?
Let’s face it, we all have dreams. Some of us have pursued them while others let them fade away. If your dream is to be a doctor then the cost = awesome grades, several additional years in school, residency with low pay, little sleep, a mountain of student loans, etc BUT the payoff is well worth it. You have to know what you’re getting into BEFORE you begin building the dream.
Have you sat down and considered the cost? The scripture above is asking the question. Many people start a dream without a plan, they have plenty of hope but little preparation. They failed to factor in additional cost, rain delays, or other set backs and when these arise, they feel defeated.
A builder always factors in unforeseen additional cost. The finished product often cost far less than anticipated. This is done on purpose. He (the builder) wants to ensure that if anything comes up, he has already factored in those potentials.He has giving you a completion date based not only on materials, cost of labor, but on rain delays. He doesn’t worry about the storms because he already prepared that they may come. He’s ready.
What will your desires and dreams cost you? Learn to be just as excited in the planning as you are in the plan. This will help you to see that a storm, even the worse ones ALWAYS clears us and the minute it does you can go right back to building your dream.