Thursday, September 6, 2018
My Commitments Are Shaping 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!” (TLB).
Today’s verse comes from 2 Peter 3:10-11 where Peter tells us that the Day of the Lord will come like a thief. And on that Day the heavens will disappear with a shrill noise, the heavenly bodies will burn up and be destroyed, and the earth with everything in it will vanish. And so since everything around us is going to melt away, what holy, godly lives we should be living! I just simply responded to his invitation and made a commitment to follow him.
My commitments shape my life. My commitments can develop me or they can destroy me, but either way, they will end up defining me. If I list out the things I’m committed to today, they would define what I will be 20 years from now, because I become whatever I’m committed to.
What I commit to, if I’m not careful can deflect me away from God’s purpose for my life. Am I afraid to commit to anything, and just drift through life. Am I just making half-hearted commitments to competing values, which leads to frustration and mediocrity. Am I making a full commitment to worldly goals.
Every choice 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).
Christlikeness comes from making Christlike commitments.
Everything will be destroyed. So serve and honor God by the way you live.
What this means to me:
Eventually everything around me will be destroyed and become worthless, therefore I should serve and honor God by the way I live and dedicate my life to Him.
In summary, my commitments shape my life. They will either develop or destroy me. I become what I'm committed to, and every choice I make has eternal consequences. Christ likeness in my life will come from making Christlike commitments.
I need to consider what others might assume about me based on my commitments. It’s important for me to think through what I’m currently committed to. Which of my commitments is helping me develop Christlikeness. This morning Father I pray for your guidance in helping me think about and realize what I’m committed to. I also pray Father for your continued guidance in managing the tasks ahead of me, organizing the work and leading others in my team and around me to accomplish delivery excellence goals. I also ask Father for your help in how I relate to and love others. In your Son Jesus name I pray, amen.
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