Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. (Psa 37:5)
Commitment Begins with Desire
Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom. (Pro 18:1)
“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Unknown
It is the desire of the heart that stirs us to separate ourselves unto a great work.
The word “intermeddleth” in the Hebrew means to be obstinate. If we have the desire, we will be obstinate and determined to learn and apply the wisdom necessary and to accomplish the task.
Commitment Brings Denials
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (Mat 16:24)
Through desire a man, having separated himself…
If we choose to follow after a person or accomplish a specific task, we must separate ourselves unto it.
Separation always has two aspects, separating TO and separating FROM.
When we separate (or commit) to one thing or person, it means that by necessity we are going to separate from the things that are in opposition or compete with that commitment. We will deny what hinders us.
To quote the great theologians of the past, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too!”
Commitment Begs Decisions
Desire is one thing, and making the firm decisions to act upon that desire is another.
In any endeavor, whether vocational, spiritual, or otherwise, not deciding to commit is deciding not to commit.
And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. (1Ki 18:21)
Commitment Breeds Daring
If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. (Dan 3:17-18)
Commitment Builds Dependence
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
We cannot do any great thing without HIm, and through Christ, we can do all things.
To what are you committed?
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