The once brave warrior gazed with longing across an open field. The field lay vacant and deserted…not long ago this field was bustling with activity. A pile of bricks and masonary equipment lay idle and abandoned. A half finished battlement stained the panoramic view. Such hopes and dreams lay in this field. Plans of grandeur and strength lay in that pile of rubble. “Where did I go wrong?”, the warrior thought to himself. The enemy was still lurking in the shadows and his plans of fortitude and solace lay in ruins upon the floor of the otherwise vacant field.
Luke 14:28-30 KJV
28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
We call ourselves patriots but how many of us are just like this warrior? How many of us have actually counted the cost? We happily join this group and that group. We pledge allegiance to one organization or another. Yet scripturally we are not even close to ready to begin the battle. We often find ourselves sitting in that vacant field gazing at dreams of freedom and wonder where we went wrong. Being a patriot is so much more than sending out 100 tweets a day pounding on Obama (and there’s nothing wrong with that). But do we couple that with a proactive approach to freedom? Do we count the cost of time and money. In the year 2014 we will witness countless dollars being poured into the liberal regime to forward their message. And while we may criticize that, are we counting the cost? Are we working the phones for a candidate we believe in or are we cussing at our phones when they call us from their campaign trail? Are we vetting our candidates or are we letting the MSM or even FoxNews do that for us? Witnessing Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan that is obviously not such a wise idea.
PATRIOTS….IF WE ARE WILLING TO CALL OURSELVES THAT…..HAVE WE COUNTED THE COST?