Do we think about the commitments we make? Or, do we get caught up in a moment of spontaneous passion or emotions and then blurt out the words, “I’ll do it!” or “You can count on me!”
When we take a look at the Christian church, it’s sad but true that so many begin with good intentions, but soon their passion for Christ fizzles out, and they slowly become another casualty of the Christian battle.
Commitment is missing in many relationships. For example, some marriages result in a one-night stand, running down to the Elvis Chapel and tying the “Love me Tender” knot, only to find that it’s easy to say words, “I Will Always Love You,” but it’s a different thing to live them.
Not only is commitment lacking in marriages, but it also is missing in jobs and careers. We make commitments until we find out precisely what all is involved and expected of us, then it’s not long before many tell their boss, “Take this job and shove It!”
What a tragedy, that when it comes to the Kingdom of God and eternity, many do the same thing with their commitments to Christ! They boast with a lot of enthusiasm for how much they love Christ and His church; of how they want to win people and to see others changed; but then it’s not long before the passion is gone, like the air escaping from a balloon.
When people don’t keep commitments, they not only hurt themselves but also a host of other people, for no one lives or dies to himself.
Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.