Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What Is Commitment?

Commitment is the consistent pursuit of a specific goal. Commitment is pouring one’s self into a specific task, emptying oneself of all other objectives and focusing, with singleness of purpose, upon one specific endeavor. There is no stopping, slowing or turning. Commitment is the underlying focal point of every moment until its objective has been squarely met, challenged and overcome. Commitment separates common endeavor from driven pursuit. No excuse can attach itself to commitment; commitment is never found, “under the circumstances.”

Commitment is separated from success only by time and effort. There is no uncertainty in commitment. Once committed to, the task is as good as completed. It is relentless.

Commitment is deaf to the cajoling of the jealous, the prayers of the pious, doubts of the defeated. It is blind to danger; there can be no failure. It scorns adversity, embraces risk. There is no obstacle, no natural disaster that can derail true commitment. Commitment faces the impossible and proclaims, “I will not be denied!”

Don’t give me statistics; don’t give me odds; don’t give me history; don’t give me facts; give me commitment! No other endeavor of mankind can yield eternal value!

The great evangelist, D. L. Moody said, “The world has yet to see what God can do with a man [or woman] fully consecrated [committed] to Him.”

excerpt from “Wise Up, O Man of God”; Laurie De Seguirant

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