I know this post is almost overdue as I promised in my last post to continue from where I stopped, so today; because of the nature of the content, I won’t be writing my post in a poem format like I mostly do. We are learning about a popular word called C.O.M.M.I.T.M.E.N.T
Commitment is a very strong word and I think most people have their hearts skip using that word. You know how it’s easy to have lists of goals planned out in your head, you write them down, go to God for guidance and everything seems to be working out perfectly until you reach your elastic limit?. What do you do at that point?
You start getting “too familiar with those goals” that you don’t understand the essence of pursuing them in the first place and then you get to that favorite part where you create a “well-merited excuse” in your head and you finally scream “THIS IS NOT WORKING, THIS IS NOT FOR ME!” , you gradually start to lose interest and disqualify yourself.
Unfortunately, most people get bored with their goals or vision simply because they lack the commitment that should follow after the adrenaline rush of setting the goals. It’s painful that even Christians fail at this; commitment to God is foundational, what makes a man is his commitment to his gifts/callings. So, there is no amount of prayer or fasting that can substitute for commitment. According to one of my mentors “No committed man is ever stagnated, you will always make progress with commitment”.
I know most times you can be the preacher and still be the victim, but don’t write yourself off yet, it’s all a learning process and every step counts. The only one that can help you stay committed is YOU; yes! God will do His part, but He won’t set an alarm for you if you have to wake up early to meet a deadline; common people, let’s stop playing “religious” and be REAL.
The truth is; you loose tenacity (the determination to continue what you are doing) because of certain habits or environmental factors that YOU allow. One of the major cause is allowing distractions that comes from calculating your speed, instead of focusing on your productivity. This comes with endless frustrations because your energy is diverted in a negative direction; instead of celebrating the baby steps accomplished, you choose to buy a speedometer to measure your progress with others. Why do we do that though?
Hey….look here, I have two words for you; FACE FRONT!, I recently read a quote on Instagram that says “Direction is more important than speed, there a lot of people going nowhere fast” and I couldn’t agree less.
I noticed that at the middle of the year (which we are in now), is when most people go back to revisit their resolutions, some are excited about the progress, while some have started to write long lines of the epistle full of hateful words about themselves because they haven’t started seeing the reality of their goals. If nothing seems to be working yet, if those efforts you keep putting has not gotten you anywhere yet……errrrrmmm, the worst thing you can do is hate or not forgive yourself……PLEASE DON’T DO THAT!!!!
You just need to restrategize, maybe all your ingredients(goals, planning, instructions, people, books, certificates, pieces of training) needs to be stirred thoroughly in the right proportions in your pot of commitment and of course; eaten with the ultimate sauce(GOD)……….always ready!
What’s cooking in your pot?…….what’s the status; cold? warm? hot?
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up” Galatians 6:9 NLT