Ever been around someone who every other week comes up with these “bright” ideas? One week they are going to open a car wash, the next week they’re creating a new computer program, then the week after that they’re selling magazines. Why don’t you make up your mind what you are going to do, then stick to it! People like this bother me, not because they are always coming up with ways to make money, but because they are not committed. What I mean is, if they would simply commit themselves to something, whatever something they choose they’d have a much better chance at succeeding instead of dibbling and dabbling in a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I am all for being well-rounded, but perfect one thing at a time. Besides, everything is not for you. Know the areas you are gifted and talented in and stick to it.
Our society has become what I like to call a microwave society. We want everything quick, fast and in a hurry and aren’t willing to do the work to make it happen. There has to be a level of commitment in every area of our life. To our family, our job, just our overall well-being. Certain things are just not going to happen over night. Our level of commitment has to be as such that no matter how long it takes, you are going to give it everything you have until it comes to pass.
We should first and foremost commit our ways to the Lord. Let everything you do be in honor to God. The bible declares that in all of our ways we are to acknowledge Him and by doing this, I wholeheartedly believe this will steer you in the right direction. Now don’t get me wrong, being fully committed does have some challenges. Life has struggles period, but when you are committed those struggles can at times be magnified because they take away from whatever it is you are trying to do. Whether it is being committed in a relationship or being committed on your job, when life happens it really forces you do an assessment to determine if all your hard work is even worth it. This is where allowing God to steer you in the right direction comes into the picture. If you know that you are in the will of God, you will have a lot more peace about everything. In moments such as these, I also want you to think about why you even started in the first place. This is always the best motivating factor for me, because I know if I start something I am doing so for a reason.
Be mindful of what you commit yourself to. Certain things are not worth your time. God has a purpose and plan for all of His children. We must not allow the enemy to come in and distract us or get us off course of what God has called us to do. When you have a vision or dream about life, be sure that your vision surpasses your resources so that you can always live a life of faith. Being committed requires a great deal of faith. While you are busy doing the work, you really do not know what the end result will be. You may have some idea of how you want it to turn out, but you really just never know. There has to be some sort of deep-rooted faith inside of you that will give you the motivation you need to keep going.
Commitment is a sign of growth and maturity. As mentioned earlier, if you want to be successful in life you have to be willing to commit yourself to something. If you want to be a successful mother, you have to commit yourself to your family. If you want to be a successful manager at work, you must commit yourself to learning the job. True success requires true commitment. Are you committed? #iDeclare #CommitToBeingCommitted
Father God in the name of Jesus, I come humbly before you. Thank you for teaching me about commitment. I decree and declare from this day forward that I will be committed. Not just to anything, but to those things that you require of me. Help me to discern when distractions from the enemy come to get me off course. In Jesus name, Amen.
Psalms 37:5 NLT “Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you.”
Numbers 23:19 KJV “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”