Gain More Than Lose
In our road of discipleship, we are often told that we should count our cost. It tells us the need to think seriously before making the commitment to follow Jesus rather than making any rash decision. However, after we have make this decision, we should not just count our cost of discipleship, but we should begin to see what we gain in Christ. Paul was definitely aware of this. What he considered as a profit had become a loss to him when compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Jesus Christ. There was obviously a change in mindset to cause Paul to see what he gained in Christ rather than what he had to give up. Many Christians after deciding to follow Christ just continue to ‘count the cost’, as such the road of discipleship becomes tougher and tougher. We need to adopt a different mindset. Following Christ is not just about losing; it is also about gaining. In fact, we gain more than we lose. If we see what we gain is much more and has a greater value than what we lose, obeying Christ would not be so difficult for us anymore. Remember, what we lose for Christ will never be more than our gain.