There’s no changing the future without disturbing the present. (Danielle Strickland, justice advocate)

Sometimes when we think of the future, we may want to see significant changes, but we’re unwilling to do what it takes to make those changes possible. For example, my goal may be to lose 20 pounds, but, ouch, that means I’ll have to start dieting and exercising. Considering the cost is a prerequisite for reaching goals.

But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? (Luke 14:28)