Do you have what it takes to commit? Long-term commitment can be a challenge for someone in a romantic relationship, but the same expectation to commit exists in other relationships, including your relationship with God. The distinction between are human connections and our Godly one is that the latter comes with unique, supernatural, and eternal benefits that surpass anything we could get from a man or woman. So aside from the benefits, why should you commit to the Lord? Let me explain.
Sometimes I lose my patience when things don't happen how I plan—case in point, my blog. With a hectic schedule and many responsibilities, I often feel drained, with little motivation to work on it. At the same time, I know what I'd like to achieve through my blog and other ventures, but I couldn't help comparing myself to others in the industry, wondering how am I ever going to reach their level of success? In that moment God began to speak to me about commitment. In the time I spent comparing myself to others, wallowing in self-pity, I failed to see how I was neglecting my relationship with God in the process. God led me to Psalm 37:4-5, which says, "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act."
In that moment, I got out of my feelings and saw that if I could just commit my worries, my plans, my hopes, and my perfectionist burden to the Father, then he'd take the reins and transform it into something much greater, into something much bigger than me. Just the same, I encourage you to bare your soul to God, release your plans, your concerns, and everything else in your life to Him. Commit and set aside time to spend with him, not for something in return. But do it because he deserves your time, love, and commitment. Remember to keep him first. Then, trust that everything will work out. Of all people, God knows you best, and he has the best in mind for you. Just commit and keep your faith in him to fulfill it in due time.
Declaration for the Week
No matter what, I choose to commit my life, my plans, my doubts, and my cares to God because I know that he cares deeply for me and will give me the desires of my heart.