Andy Stanley — The Fine Print
During his time on earth, Jesus invited misbehavers and unbelievers to follow him. We are all invited to follow him. You are invited to follow him, but there's something you need to know about following Jesus. It will cost you something eventually.
It may cost you money, career advancement, or even relationships. That's because Jesus offers us the choice of denying ourselves now or losing ourselves later. But you'll find that when you pay the price for following Jesus, you'll be glad you did.
Salvation is a free gift. It costs us nothing. Following Jesus eventually costs us something. But your soul is worth more than whatever following Jesus costs you.
God has been faithful to you in the past and he will continue to be faithful to you during challenging seasons. One day, you’ll look back on the
price you had to pay, the things you had to give up, and you’ll be glad you chose to follow Jesus.