Luke 14:28 (NIV)
But don’t begin until you count the cost.
Jesus was clear throughout His ministry, that being His follower would come with a cost. There was no “sugar coating”, no “rose-colored glasses,” for the truth of discipleship. The road was hard then, it is still hard today. He would pay the ultimate price, and every follower should be ready to do the same. Many have done so through the ages around the world. We cannot follow in hiding, so sit down at the beginning of each day, and decide what you are willing to sacrifice as you follow Him out of yourself and into the world.