Remember your commitment to lose weight back in January?
Remember your commitment to pay off your credit card debt and save the recommended six-month’s salary for that emergency fund?
Remember your commitment to read your Bible more?
Remember your commitment to be a faithful and visible witness at work?
Chances are your commitment-level for any worthy goal you have set starts out white hot but gradually cools and even dies.
This doesn’t mean you are a bad person or even a failure. It does mean that commitment leaks. And it means you have to take intentional action to ensure that your commitment to worthy goals and endeavors stays piping hot.
How? You ask.
One way is every time you hit a “I don’t want to do this anymore” moment, fight through it by reminding yourself why you made the commitment. As long as the why is bigger than the cost of commitment you can keep refilling the commitment bucket.
Another way is to use every commitment failure as an opportunity to start over.
Remember, failure is only permanent when you decide to give up.
- The ONE THING for today: Yes, commitment leaks, but that doesn’t mean you have to live forever on empty.
Philippians 3:12 (NKJV)
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.