Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3 NLT)
There are different ways to fail to commit whatever we do to the Lord. Some people commit their work only superficially. They say the project is being done for the Lord, but in reality, they are doing it for themselves. Others give God temporary control of their interests, only to take control back the moment things stop going the way they expect. Still, others commit a task fully to the Lord but put forth no effort themselves, and then they wonder why they do not succeed. We must maintain a delicate balance: trusting God as if everything depended on him while working as if everything depended on us. Think of a specific effort in which you are involved right now. Have you committed it to the Lord? (Tyndal Study Bible)
A while ago listening to Rodney Howard-Brown had been eye-opening. He is a walking inspiration. He shared a stastic with us.
He said that in America, 95% of Christians have never introduced or led anybody to the Lord. They all just go to church and just take the blessing and don’t share it with anyone. I ask you: is that commitment to the Lord?
Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,[a] baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
I would like to leave you with this thought: if they were on fire for God, would they change? I think so. You see as Christians we are mandated by God to spread the Good News, just as Matthew instructs.
A big lesson for me when I became a Christian was that everything you do should be to glorify God. That’s why I find working hard easy. You can’t submit a task to God and then not work hard at it.
In everything we do takes a 100% commitment to be successful. In relationships, work, and absolutely everything, your faith as well.
Never give up. The day you fail is the day you give up. Lay everything before God.
“Lord, I pray for commitment to You. In Jesus name. Amen”