There Is A Cost
The many things that you desire and are praying for, are going to come, but let me share with you, and hear me clearly. It is going to come with a COST! The question is, do you want what you desire bad enough to pay the cost?
No matter what it is you desire, THERE IS A COST. Nothing, and I do mean nothing, is FREE. What is it going to cost you, you ask? It is going to cost you time, sweat, tears, a sacrifice of things that you may not be quick to sacrifice. It may even cost you your will and agenda. Maybe you have some things you are attached to, that will require you rid them, in order to see the manifestation of what you desire. I use to be tricked by the supposed sales in retail stores, until I started working in retail many years ago. It was then that I realized that the prices are not sale prices, but marked down, from the original mark up. Also, the wording will have you believing you are getting a good deal. You know, you’re familiar with BOGO (Buy One, Get One). Truth is you are not receiving a free item, but the cost you are paying for the one, believing you are getting one free, was marked up, which covers both items.
We have to condition our minds to know and understand, anything valuable will come with a cost. A cost that will not be so easy that you swiftly surrender it, and readily pay. Those things of value tend to cause us to put a lot of thought into them before making a permanent decision. We start asking ourselves questions like, do I really want this? Is this really necessary? Do I NEED this? This is because it is going to cost us an amount that we will feel, as it leaves our lives.
Think about what it is in your life that you really want. Think about what it is going to cost you, then ask yourself, am I willing to pay the cost? As I think of some specific things that I have asked God for, I am also challenged to prepare for those things. In preparation, I understand that in order for manifestation to happen, so must my preparation. God will not give us what we are not ready for or will not appreciate. Would you buy a 10- year-old a car, knowing they are not able to handle that big of a blessing at such an early stage of life, even if they asked? So it is with God, he is not going to give us what he knows we cannot handle, prematurely. He will give us time to prepare. He will even show and tell us exactly what we need to do, to receive.
While you are praying and believing for certain things, ensure you’re putting in the work required to see the manifestation. The scripture is true, FAITH WITHOUT WORKS is dead. Putting in the work, takes care of the cost of whatever it is that we expect to receive.
If you are not willing to work, to pay the cost, stop asking, speaking and expecting, because it will not manifest. Everything that manifests from the Supernatural, manifests because some natural actions caused the release. Think about that for a moment! Every dream, every vision, every expectation requires an action.
Your challenge today, is to put a plan in place to see that which you desire. Don’t just plan, but WORK the plan, and PAY THE COST!