Today, I want to talk about sacrifice or, more specifically, the law of sacrifice. Sacrifice is defined as the act of giving up something that’s highly valued for the sake of something that’s considered to have greater value or claim.
The law of sacrifice states that success in pursuit of your life goals is related to personal sacrifice. Or simply, you cannot get something you want without giving up something in return. Although the law of sacrifice utilizes physical science principles, such as Sir Issac Newton’s Third Law of Motion, it is not based fully on these finite set of parameters.
The law of sacrifice is a divine principle. In its most pure and noble form, the law of sacrifice is based on the theology of retribution, or “you reap what you sow.”
Let’s say you wish to be wealthy. Using the law of sacrifice, you will have to give something up in order to acquire wealth. You may have to sacrifice a relationship with someone or a group of people. Maybe you will have to change your thought process or your behavior. Or you may have to give up more of your time, energy, and financial resources.
Using the law of sacrifice to accomplish your goals will not be easy, nor is there a rational exchange between the input of time and the output of results. However, if you endure the race, in the fullness of time, you will accomplish your goal.
So if you want to become wealthy but take shortcuts to obtain wealth, you will suffer the consequences. For example, if you steal, find, or win money, you now have a debt that you owe because the law of sacrifice was not applied and you received something without working for it.
As you pursue your goals, applying the law of sacrifice sometimes will mean that a person, a circumstance, or a group of people must be surrendered because they are lesser values impeding your progress.
At the same time, however, God is pushing towards you – with equal force – the right circumstance, person, or group of people who will help you fulfill your dreams and realize your purpose.