“Don’t begin until you count the cost…you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own.” – Luke 14:28, 33 NLT
Jesus does not ask us to give all, all at once, but following Him does demand our all. When we begin down the road of faith, we must do so knowing that as we surrender each area of our life over to Him, there is always another to give up. In this life, there will never be a time when the Spirit tells us, “Enough, I have all of you that I want.”
Jesus has every right to demand everything because He gave every bit of Himself for every one of us. He held back not a single drop of blood. He refused not a single lash of the whip. He turned not from a single bit of abuse. He gave all of Himself to absorb all of our punishment. He counted the cost and decided we were worth it.
So, what is the area of your life that the Spirit is calling you to give over to Him? Certainly, count the cost, and then compare the cost to Jesus. Any honest evaluation will show that He is worth it. Count the cost, and give everything.