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Commitment 12/04/2014

Galatians 6:9
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”

Synonyms: dedication, devotion, allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity, bond, adherence, attentiveness.

Commitment: is carefully deciding to do what is right and then sticking to a promise when the going gets hard because you committed yourself to do something. Keeping a commitment or fulfilling a commitment or honoring a commitment.

The Opposite: Impulsiveness is doing whatever you think of doing or feel like doing, at that moment, without thinking about the benefits and/or consequences, also without thinking about what you have already promised (within yourself or to others) to do. Lack of finishing things that you start.

Growing weary comes from lack of commitment. Growing weary means an individual who is walking forward but looking backwards.

The act of “COM~M IT~ MENT” is linked to two words: “Promise” and “Decision

One can not commit, or be committed, or be a committing person, unless such a person have been promised, or made a promise to something or someone. Similarly; one can not commit, or be committed, or be a committing person, unless such a person have consciously made a decision to commit, or be committed.

Commit-ted is a wonderful character-istic any human being can possess. It is priceless to partner with committed people. Such people bring enthusiasm and initiative in the business or in a home or any other establishment. They are committed because it is in their character, that once they believe in a cause, made a decision to follow through, they make a promise and do as such. But even so, they commit also because they know the other party is also committed. Commitment must take place between equals in a free space. Freedom of choice, thought and decision. When people commit: to show proof of their commitment, they verbalize their commitment and they may even go beyond that, to signing a binding contract or covenant. Why? Because, “a commitment is neither silent, nor assumed“.

God works only through promises and covenants or contract sealed by the blood of Jesus. He promises us like He did to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Without His promises we can not commit to the causes He gives us or to the people He brings to partner with us. He commits to us, He helps us to be a committing people: that we may commit to faithful women and men. So then, we are to be committed to the cause, committed to the battle, committed to the rules, and, last but not least, committed to the task at hand! May we, too, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus to the praise of His glory.

Commitment begins with an individual: within oneself and to thine self. Commitment attracts commitment. Nehemiah committed himself to rebuilding the broken‐down walls of Jerusalem, and despite many discouragements, he did not stop until he fulfilled his commitment by finishing the rebuilding of the walls.

Paul committed himself to go to Jerusalem to observe the Feast of Pentecost, even though he knew it was very dangerous to do so. Ultimately, he was arrested, beaten, and imprisoned, but this resulted in many opportunities to tell rulers about Jesus.

Like Paul and Nehemiah, we should commit ourselves to do good as we believe God called us to do.

On our own self-efforts we cannot be people with such a golden character: COMMITTED PEOPLE;

Most of us have tried to commit to something only to loose strength soon after. When things go hard, we take steps backwards, we want to go back/ or we go back to “Egypt” ~ “. We tried committing to people and relationships but when things get difficult we walk away. Or we are afraid to be committed because we committed to unfaithful people before and they hurt us.
So, today we go to God and we ask, saying “Lord, please create in me this golden character, help me to be committed, to learn about commitment, to holding on to promises. Lord please protect me from unfaithful people, as I commit myself to your direction for my life. Amen!!”

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