Many times we may go through life and wonder just how much our commitment to Christ really counts and if there’s value in it. First of all, yes. You have great value and God’s plan for your life is an important part of His work in the big picture. Every person we meet, everything we do, every word we speak has something else attached to it that will impact something or someone. You are a very important part of the whole equation, and as part of the called, your part counts. The word PART basically means to be an integral portion of the whole that is separate and distinct. Without all parts, the whole is compromised and less effective and the end result is less than what is intended. So you are vital. You count!
Since we all count, we have to make a concentrated effort to stay on course. There is a continual affirmation from God’s Word that encourages us to stay on course, no matter what direction that course may take. Of course, the word commitment drives the whole point home for each of us. Get committed. Stay committed. Don’t get overcommitted. Follow through with your commitments. All of these statements remind us that consistency is a must and knowing the value of our life in God’s service is the affirmation that gives us value based upon God’s attitude toward us.
One of my friends emailed me the other day about their life and how they had made a very firm commitment to serve the Lord through one of their church ministries. He was so excited and wanted me to share in the excitement. I could have said, “Oh, you are no different than anyone else wanting to serve God.” No way would I minimize just how important this commitment was to God and His Kingdom! I told him that God had a great plan for his life and that this was another step in the right direction to do something that counts. That was Paul’s attitude as well. He had so committed to serving Christ with his entire life that everything he did revolved around the great joy of knowing Christ. He had an awesome attitude of gratitude and the end result was a commitment that counted.
Keep your commitments current and thriving and you will come to know a commitment that counts for the Master. May God’s blessings encourage you as you stand in the gap for those who need to know Him.
The Pilgrimage continues……