Wednesday, July 15, 2015

My Commitments Will Shape My Life

In review of 2 Peter 3:11 it says, “Since everything around us is going to melt away, what holy, godly lives we should be living!”

Bottom Line:
Everything in this world will eventually be destroyed, so live in a way that dedicates what you do to God.

What this means to me:
Since everything in this world will eventually be destroyed, I need to live my life in a way that is dedicated to God.

What I’m learning is that my commitments shape my life more than anything else. The commitments I make can develop me or they can destroy me, but either way, they will ultimately define me and I will become what I’m committed to.

Knowing what God has said about what will eventually happen in the future, should continue to motivate me to make the right commitments that will shape my life. Will I make no commitments and just drift through life? Will I make half-hearted commitments to competing values leading to frustration and mediocrity? Will I make full commitments to worldly goals to become wealthy or famous leading to disappointment and bitterness?

Every choice I make has eternal consequences, so I need to choose wisely: “Since everything around us is going to melt away, what holy, godly lives we should be living!” (2 Peter 3:11 TLB)

In summary, everything in the world will not last, in fact it will ultimately be destroyed. Given this, I should be putting my confidence and commitments into what is lasting and eternal. I should strive to develop Christlike character. Today I thank you God for the reminder that you have already given me some insight as to what will eventually happen in this world. Knowing this should give me reason to really think about what I’m committing myself to. This verse reminds me that I should be careful in what I decide to commit to. Commitments I make today will make a big impact on the rest of my life. The one commitment I should concentrate on is developing Christlike characteristics into my life. As I wrote about yesterday, I can do this by learning about him and his truths, and communicating them by how I live my life.

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