COMMITMENT: In regards to your Career, are your commitments VISIBLE to those around you? Unless your manager’s, associates, followers, or those others concerned with your future, or affected by you, can detect your commitment easily, then maybe you need to re-evaluate your commitment. If you have a weak commitment that surely you will experience weak results.
The same “visible commitment” holds TRUE for your FAMILY, social circle, and most importantly… the religious circle, most significantly…. God. Ok… I know…God can read your mind, and He knows the future… But, He has to deal with your “freedom of choice,” as well as the rest.
Think about it this way…let’s say that you’re working on a project, but you have some “advantage,” and you’re WITHHOLDING some information for use a little later on…. But wait… that information may well affect some of those associates who are also working on the project. So, in your effort to make “yourself look GOOD,” you are risking the project ending up with less than “desired results.” Only because no one could tell that you were “fully committed.” Maybe the “rest of the team” didn’t realize you really cared.
The same could be said for issues involving family and friends. Letting your “commitment” show in all its glory could be very important to all involved.
As for God…. He cannot stand a “lukewarm” commitment. He said so in Revelation 3:15-17 – I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. ‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. ‘Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.
So… it ought to be considered to be “very important” for EVERYONE to understand and know of your full COMMITMENT, because God would not have made such a dramatic point about it, if it were not so. The good news is that there’s hope for all of us. Jesus counts even the “lukewarm” people among “those whom I love”; otherwise He wouldn’t take the trouble to remind them (us) of their weak commitment. It’s never too late to repent and open the door to friendship with Christ. If you INVITE Jesus to sit down with you at your table, He’ll let you sit down with Him on His throne. ….Blessings…cjlb…6/13/15.
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