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COMMITMENT

When I decided that I would have a blog, I knew I would need many ideas that I could expand upon. Many blogs have a theme – and the owner is limited as to what they can write. My theme is to write about whatever I feel led by God to write. This gives me freedom to express myself on any topic.

I’m always on the lookout for motivational or humorous sayings. They are everywhere – Reader’s Digest, church signs, posters, etc., and they make great hooks (sentence or phrase that grabs the readers’ attention and makes them want to keep reading) for blogs. Today’s blog is taken from that list of motivational sayings.

“There are only two options regarding commitment.
You’re either in or you’re OUT. There is no such
thing as life in between.”

There are so many things in today’s world that demand our attention, desire our time, and drain our resources. Many of these things are worthwhile causes. There are hundreds of charitable organizations in our individual communities that need our time, talent, and money. There are the things that we want to do or need to do. We want to be involved in our children’s lives, ensuring they are receiving everything they need to become successful people. I could list more, but I’m sure you understand what I’m saying.

What are we committed to? What is important to us? I would like to propose that we should be committed to the following and in this order:
• God
• Family
• Ourselves

GOD: If we are committed to God, committed to following His plan for our lives, everything else will fall into place. Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.” We are not to be committed to God, however, so that we can get what we want. We are committed to Him because He loves us extravagantly, lavishly, completely. And we love Him in return, so it should not be a problem, in fact, it should be great joy, to commit our lives and all that it encompasses to God.

FAMILY: God said in Genesis 2:19, “It is not good that man should be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him.” I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: God did not create us to live as hermits, avoiding all but the most minimal contact with the human race. He created us to live in relationships with the family being the core relationship.

OURSELVES: We should be committed to ourselves. This is not a “me, me, me” or “I, I, I” type of focus. It is a commitment to take care of ourselves physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually. It is a commitment to follow God’s plan for our lives. Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” God already has plans for us. Why not follow those plans?

So, what or who are you committed to today?

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