If God asked you to give up something you really loved, would you be willing to do it? It may be easy to just say yes and move on but really put yourself in the situation - think of something you really love in your life and consider giving it up for obedience in Christ. Could/would you do it?
Matthew 13:44 "The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."
13:45-46 "Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it."
Times when my husband and I have been going through our budget and trying to eliminate extras, we couldn't bring ourselves to give up tv, cell phones or internet let alone bigger things. We live in a society that says we should have everything we want, when we want it. Sacrifice has become a thing of the past.
In the past, I have given up things in obedience to Christ but I have to admit, it was some of the hardest things I ever had to do.
Are you willing to give up all you have for something so precious?
I would love to hear your story!
Living fearlessly in Christ