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From a biblical standpoint, when you say, “I believe,” you are saying you’re committed and you will never give up. Basically, you are getting rid of all other options in your life, proclaiming, “God’s way is the only way and there are no other options for me.” God does not want a halfway commitment in which you give up when things start to get tough.
For instance, people say it is hard to be committed, but the only reason for that is that they are leaving their options open just in case some better deal comes along — just in case some other person comes along. In doing this, you aren’t being committed at all. True commitment, however, is a state of personal dedication and loyalty to someone or something.
Therefore, “commitment to God” means there is no other way or option for you, especially when you make a decision to follow Christ. When you accept Jesus as Lord of your life, you are telling God that Jesus is the only way and you will follow and be obedient to Him no matter what goes on in your life — no matter how difficult, or good, things get.
Unfortunately, I have watched people walk away from God when things began to go well in their lives. Once they prospered and realized some new freedoms, they decided they were too busy for God. In addition, others made too much money to give to the kingdom. It’s amazing how easily we can be distracted when we haven’t made a true commitment to God.
I encourage you to cut all other options out of your life and courageously commit to God and His Word. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage…” (Joshua 1:9).
Just a Thought,
Published on Monday, October 12, 2015 @ 6:06 AM CDT
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