Facing up to the truth always produces a loss of some kind: your income, a pastime you enjoy, your image in the community, a wrong relationships, or the companionship of certain friends. Jesus knows what a man must risk, but He also knows what’s waiting on the other side. “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it” (Mark 8:35).
When we are confronted with the truth about where God wants us to go in our spiritual journey, we can choose the paths that lead to health, wholeness, and God’s glory. Furthermore, we’ll then have the confidence–and humility–to keep making the needed adjustments for Him.