You need to realise that every value you desire comes at a price. Every peak desired requires sacrifice. Every dimension in God that you want to explore requires some level of sacrifice.
The value-added sacrifice is the sacrifice that is placed on the value you want to accomplish. It’s similar to your value-added tax, which is a tax that the government places on a value you acquire. The higher the worth of that value, the higher the VAT you pay, although the percentage remains invaried.
The higher the value you desire to have, the more sacrifice it will require to acquire it. For instance, a person who desires to become a professional bodybuilder will sacrifice more to accomplish that goal compared to me that just exercises for health purposes. That doesn’t mean that my purpose for exercising isn’t valid, it simply means that my body isn’t my craft as opposed to him whose profession requires that.
How much you’re willing to pay (sacrifice) for that value you desire shows how much that value is worth to you. If you consider a thing quite important, you’ll be willing to give up most things to have it. The merchantman in Matthew 13:45 had to sell all he had just to purchase a field that had goodly pearls because he considered those pearls more valuable than all his precious possessions put together.
The questions are: how much is your Christian life worth to you? or rather how much are you willing to sacrifice to maintain your faith in Christ Jesus?
How valuable are your dreams and how much are you willing to sacrifice to accomplish them?
How much is your family worth and what are you willing to give up to make sure the family stays together?
Remember, what you are willing to sacrifice for a thing is directly proportional to the value you place on it.
“… and how I am straitened till it be accomplished!” – Luke 12:50.