Sunday, December 1, 2013

At What Cost?

At what cost are you willing to pursue your dreams?  Everything decision you make has a cost attached to it..whether you decided to move forward, stay still and do nothing or go in another direction.  There is a cost.

The Holy scriptures encourages us to weigh the cost before we venture out pursuing a task...This is not to discourage you but encourage you to make sure you are prepared for the journey.  I feel the most important assessment is to know that you have what it takes to make it through any or all obstacles that may present.  Please don't confuse what I'm saying with you must have everything in place in order to step out..but, you must have the innate things in place.  Things such as:

  • Determination
  • Perseverance 
  • Faith, Hope, 
  • Trust in GOD
  • Belief in yourself
  • Fluidity and Adaptability
  • Wisdom, 
  • last but not least, A PLAN, etc...
These qualities you can not buy with money.  Moreover, having them are essential to moving forward and accomplishing your dreams.

More than likely, not all pieces of the puzzles will be on hand at the time you step out..But, as you step out in Faith..things will come together...If there is a WILL there is a way.  Find it!

So, how much sacrifice is it going to take to get you where you want to be? To have the life you desire? To share your life with the one you desire? To travel as you desire? At what price are you willing to pay?  I believe for every sacrifice there is an equal and/or greater reward.  The tears cried, the fear experienced, the long nights, the early mornings will all be worth it when you obtain the promise...

Now, go live your dream!

Luke 14: 28-30 NKJV
28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it 29 lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’?


  1. I am 45 and contemplating Medical School. I want to go into Osteopathic Medicine. I do believe that certain things "happened" that have led me to this decision. Of course I am plagued with the fear of being too old. Just trying to reach out and find people in similar situations. Thanks for sharing your journey.

    1. You are never too old to walk in destiny. I have several classmates in their 50's and 60' joke....One is a retired nurse of 30 yrs and she decided she wanted to go to medical school..So, don't let your age limit you; use it to push you forward, knowing that the wisdom you bring can not be compared to the average medical student that is only 24.

      Your age will show; however, Im sure in a rewarding way. This semester I was approached by my clinical evaluator at a school function and was told that I was the most professional student she had encountered. I'm sure it had a lot to do with life experience and maturity.

      So, have no fear..You will be fine..
      Best wishes on your journey!