Jesus said that people should count the cost before deciding to follow Him. (See ) This is a major, life-changing decision. It means a life-long commitment to following Jesus.
The benefits far exceed the costs but you need to decide whether you believe that is true.
The Low Cost Of High-Cost Discipleship (article) – Roger Fankhauser
Becoming A Disciple Of Jesus: He Demands Our All – Bill Kynes (C.S. Lewis Institute)
Francis Chan on the Luke-warm Church
Through The Eye Of A Needle: Faith and Discipleship (article) – Christopher Marshall