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Commitment is something we aren’t so good at. We vow to stick to a diet and then two weeks later we are eating the very things we swore off. We commit to unplugging more and then live more only to be drawn back into the internet. Yes commitment is hard. Commitment takes dedication, will power self control and lots of prayer.
When my oldest decided to commit his life to Christ I was as proud as any momma. And yet I was also very scared. Did he realize what he was committing to? Would he be able to handle the pressures of the world? I quickly stopped stressing when I realized this is something we all face. It is in fact part of our walk with Christ.
Committing our lives to Christ is not something we are programmed to do. In fact human nature makes if very hard. Hard because we have been given the gift of free will. We have also been cursed with the desires of the flesh. Yes, this free will is a blessing and a curse.
So how do we stay committed to Christ? We stay committed because we focus our eyes on Christ. When we loose that focus we are in a world of trouble. We stay committed because we work on building a relationship with Him through prayer and study. We work on building relationships with others to have accountability partners and prayer warriors. These relationships prove to be worth their weight in gold. We stay committed by constantly seeking God’s guidance and then following through with what has been revealed to us.
Of course all of this will not help us if we do not commit to change. Allowing God to work in us in ways that we never thought possible. To use us in the most intimate of ways. This my friends is really hard. God pushes us to unknown limits because He wants us to trust Him. He wants that commitment from us that will ultimately help grow His kingdom.
Committing to God does not come without a cost. In fact it costs us a lot. Committing to God means that you will loose close friends but you will gain new ones. You will be turned on by family members but you are welcomed with open arms into a new family. It means that the world will look at you differently. Almost as if they are waiting for you to fail. Some of those people will actually think you are a bit strange. Yet, know that in all that you do is for the glory of God.
Once we fully commit to God we are promised that God will shine through us!! Imagine how many people could be reached for God if we would all fully commit to Him and to remain faithful to His ways. Those who used to know us would see the transformation in us. Those who doubted the God we serve would no longer be able to question the God we serve. We would become a walking and talking testimony.
What is holding you back from fully committing to God? I pray that today you will lay those issues at the Master’s feet.
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