If you want to accomplish something, if you want something bad enough, you will make sacrifices!
Unfortunately, we make excuse after excuse!
I would go back to school, but I’m so busy!
I would exercise, but, I think I’ll watch a few hours of television first!
I would, but I can’t!
What’s really going on in the heart of many is this: I would, I probably should, and I maybe even could, BUT, I would rather do the thing that’s most important to me.
Sacrifice is not easy! Sacrifice doesn’t make sense! Sacrifice requires obedience!
I was reading Genesis 22 and read about God asking Abraham to take his son Isaac and sacrifice him on Mount Moriah.
I don’t have children of my own, but I know I have things I could sacrifice on a daily basis:
- Internet Surfing
- Fast Food
- Smart Phone Games (and yes, even the regular video games)
The list can go on!
What are you having a hard time sacrificing!? Could it be that what you are not sacrificing, especially that thing you really seem to love is holding you back from a real and genuine relationship and opportunity!?
In order for my relationship with God to grow I had to drop some things off of my imaginary list of “things-to-do.” I had to cut off TV for a few hours and really sit and have quiet time. I had to turn off my cell phone and just get away from the calls and texts. I had to move my comics over to the other side of my desk and sign off of Facebook!
What are you going to sacrifice!?