The rich young ruler in the above scripture was an upwardly mobile young man who wanted to progress in God's ways. Right from his youth, he had defined his path in life but he knew there was still more. Jesus saw this in him and Bible tells us Jesus loved him; he touched the master's heart. This young man paid prices to get to this level but there was more for him. The ultimate price he had to pay was to sell his possessions and give the money to the poor in order to have treasure in heaven but he turned back at this juncture. He could not pay the price and his journey stopped. The Bible said he went away sorrowful.
He was the only Man that met Jesus and went away with sorrow. He could not go all the way with Lord. Life is not about desires but making certain critical decisions and paying prices for the next level. If you will get to the height that God planned for you, you must be willing to go all the way with the Lord and be willing to pay the price. Where and when you stop paying prices your journey stops. If you take a vehicle to get to a place you need to pay the fare commensurate to the distance. If you are not willing to pay the fare you may not be able to find a vehicle to take you that far. Dear reader, instruct yourself to get ready and to keep paying prices- the accurate prices. You need to pay for your destiny to break forth.
Respond in complete, total and prompt obedience to the demands of God over your life. For a clear-cut divine communication on a major decision you need to make in four months’ time, the Lord may come ahead leading you to pray in the spirit just for an hour daily for the four months. Pay the price and take the goodness, sow the seed and reap the harvest. If you skip the praying in the Spirit, in 4 months’ time you are also stranded confused and not able to discern the mind of the Lord. No Price, No Progress!
The rich young ruler had a yearning to move on. Do you know that in the eternal counsel of God, this young man could have been the replacement for Judas Iscariot? The Lord Jesus loved him but he was not willing to pay that ultimate price. He could not go all the way.