In Luke 14:28-30, Jesus talks about counting the cost of becoming his disciple. We must be willing to make a wholehearted commitment. If we do that, then later, when the trials and battles come, we won’t give up or quite. This also applies to the financial areas of your life. Once you are focused on the vision that God has given to you, you need to be dedicated to fulfilling the vision. You need a life-plan and a financial plan. Without a life-plan, you will wander from goal-to-goal. You won’t be focused, and your life will be spent seeking many unfulfilled dreams. With a life-plan: … My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of him who sent me and to accomplish and completely finish his work (John 4:34, AMP). God may have called you to be a doctor so that could help people in underdeveloped nations. Having a God-given desire is not enough. You may have a heart of compassion for the poor in India.
God may have given you a vision to establish an outreach to feed and clothe the poor. However, if you do not draw up a plan to get you where you want to go – the training, education, associated costs, and a strategy for getting the money for it – you will more than likely be unable to fulfill your vision. Millions of people set out to fulfil a goal or vision without planning properly or counting the cost. They end up in serious debt. Their dreams are crushed.
Many times, when people are unable to react their life’s goals, they give up on their dreams or vision and settle for second-best. Where are you in fulfilling the God-given vision and purpose for your life? Are you like the person in Jesus’ parable who started to build a tower but did not count the cost and was not able to finish it? Have you been pursuing the fulfilment of your vision but have been unable to finish it? Have you given up hope on your vision because of your debts or lack of adequate finances? Don’t fixate on your current financial situation. Do not become discouraged.
Don’t think that you will never be able to launch out a fulfil your God-given vision. Develop a financial plan. Count the cost of fulfilling the vision. Set up a system that revolves around your vision and goals. Keep track of your changing net worth, and review each year’s planned spending accordingly.
Dare to believe in what may seem impossible to you! Are you ready for God to open his good treasures to you and to bless all of the work of your hands?