This week we will continue our new series “Success – The believer’s covenant right”.
Our main text today is from Luke 14:28-30, which reads “28 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— 29 lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’?
In this scripture Jesus was talking about proper planning and preparation. The word “Tower” represents a life goal, a project or an ambition, if we have no plans written down or visions mapped out, we are most likely to live a wasted life. We’ve all heard the saying “nothing good comes easy” therefore we must be ready to play our part. Being successful in every area of our life and fulfilling purpose does not solely depend on God alone.
We should not be lazy Christians who simply shift every responsibility on to God and fold our arms expecting a miracle; the grace of God is not a substitute for hard work. While God plays his part, He expects us to play ours.
What are your plans? What are your goals? How do you intend to achieve these things? Are they realistic? Have you written down your visions? Have you charted a course? not everything requires prayer and fasting. God will definitely answer when we call on him but we need to start taking responsibility, using our minds, brains, skills and every ability God has given us to bring our visions to fruition.
Pastor George Irabor