The desire to do a thing must carry with it the willingness to sacrifice for it.
Recently I have been thinking about the statement above. What am I willing to sacrifice for? Now, let me challenge you to do the same… but in a slightly different way.
What do you spend your time on now that takes away from things you could / should be doing?
To put it another way, how much time do you waste on selfish things, when you could be spending your time encouraging and building up others? How much time during your day is consumed with trivial things that need not get done?
Maybe we do sacrifice our time, talent, and treasure… but for the wrong things?
It's all a matter of priorities.
…when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
Galatians 4:4 - 5