"For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it"
Very popular quote, "He who fails to plan, has planned to fail," remains valid in every
sphere of life. Grace for Today's Bible text advises everyone to cost every plan in life before commencing implementation. Failure to uphold this principle will certainly result in 'abandoned projects.' May none of your endeavors become an abandoned project in the name of Jesus.
In order to avoid such a situation, you must first count the cost, that is, plan. Hear William Arthur Ward, "Four steps to
This applies in any undertaking, be it education, secular career or Christian ministry. Success in Christian living demands careful planning. Those who ignored this truth have mostly abandoned Christ, "having loved this present world," like
Demas (II Timothy 4:10). Counting the cost of discipleship involves understanding the level of grace required and prayerfully drawing it from our Master's infinite resource base. We need grace for project
successes. And we must consciously draw sufficient for each day, just like the
Israelites collected daily ration of manna in the wilderness.
CHALLENGE : Every successful project is founded on solid planning.
PRAYER : Help me to depend on you oh Lord for effective costing.