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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Commitments I Make Will Shape My Life

In summary of 2 Peter 3:11 it says, “Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live”

Bottom Line:
Everything around us will eventually be destroyed.  We should then be holy and God-like, dedicated to Him.

What this means to me:
I have a spoiler alert.  I know how the world will end.  God has already told us in His.  Knowing this however doesn’t ruin life, if fact knowing how it ends helps me to endure.  Everything will eventually be destroyed.  So until then I should live my life for His goals, not mine.  When I responded to his invitation, I made a commitment to follow Christ.  It is my commitments that shape my life more than anything else. Commitments can develop me or they can destroy me, but either way, they define me.  It’s been said, “Tell me what you're committed to and I'll tell you what you'll be in twenty years.” I’ll become whatever I’m committed to.  In general there are three ways most people to respond to commitment.  First, are those who are afraid to commit to anything and just drift through life. Second, they make half-hearted commitments to competing values, which lead to frustration and mediocrity.  Thirdly there are those who make full commitments to worldly goals, such as becoming wealthy or famous, and end up disappointed and bitter.  Every choice has eternal consequences so I’ll want to choose mine wisely: "Since everything around us is going to melt away, what holy, godly lives you should be living!" (2 Peter 3:11 LB)  Christlikeness in my life will come from making Christlike commitments.