Today is my 13th wedding anniversary!
As I thought about the commitment of marriage and all that that means, I started to consider other things we say we are committed to.
Every year, thousands of high school athletes commit to attend a specific university. They sit at a table in front of a big banner with their school of choice’s logo and sign on the dotted line saying THAT is the school they will attend.
People commit to lose weight, get out of debt, be nicer to their spouse, or spend more time with their children.
But, what does all that mean?
One of Webster’s definitions for commitment is “an agreement or pledge to do something in the future.”
Basically, when we commit to something, we’re saying that it WILL happen. We are going to stick with it until it’s finished or a goal is reached. We won’t stop until it – whatever it is – happens.
So, how committed are you really?
Think about your goals. What is it you’ve been “working on” for some time now?
Your health – Are you trying to get healthier for yourself and your family? Maybe it’s your finances? Perhaps your marriage has been your focus. Or maybe your career is where you’ve committed to change?
Whatever your goal is, consider this quote by Andy Andrews:
Wow! I know I’ve been the latter in that scenario my fair share of times. How about you?
Are you looking for a way out? An excuse?
If you are, maybe the question should be whether you are truly committed to your goal.
Sometimes when we don’t see the results we’re looking for as quickly as we want, our drive to continue wanes. We start to become undecided and we look for a way out. Something that will make it okay to quit.
So, where are you?
Take a minute and reassess your goal. How is it going? Do you find yourself trying to figure out why quitting would be the best solution?
Maybe, for some reason or another, it is. But, maybe – just maybe – commitment is the problem.
As you ponder on that, think about this:
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9
If your goal is truly worthwhile, don’t give up. Keep pushing. Commit. Do it.
Let’s Get FIT Together!
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