18 Oct Matching Commitment With Conviction
Matching commitment with conviction
I pray that your life will overflow with the blessings of the Lord, today. You will finish well in Jesus name, amen.
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Please check the archive at www.thepilgrimsarcade.org to read more on previous editions on our discourse on the issue of Commitment and Conviction.
In the last episode we enumerated certain steps to take to ensure that there is a match between conviction and commitment in life. We agreed on the need to stay focus and commit ourselves to our deepest value and goals in life, mention was made of the need to be self-disciplined as well as the need to be a man or woman of integrity.
Today we will look at other steps to take to ensure that there is a match in our conviction and commitment in life.
The next step is to effect change in your life. Change is the process of becoming different. Apostle Paul said “when I was a child I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11). The only constant thing in life is change. Evaluate your investment of time, money and energy in life. Where you are today is a product of your choice and you can only make a significant progress in life when you are ready to “move your cheese” which is change.
To get to the place of your vision or desirable future you must be willing to make changes in your life.
The next point is “Go-For- It”. This is a popular cliché, and it means putting maximum efforts into achieving something. This is usually after a period of hesitation. Your period of waiting is over once you are convinced of what God wants you to do in life. Commit your life to it. Your dreams are waiting to be birthed, the world is waiting for you “for the earnest expectation of creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God” (Romans 8:19).
Finally, be passionate about your deep values and goals in life. Passion is defined as a very strong deeply felt emotion or belief, idea or a principle. A man is said to be passionate if he holds a very strong feeling towards a belief, an idea or principle. Passion is a powerful feeling of enthusiasm. It closes the existing gap between commitment and conviction.
The early European Christian missionaries were driven by passion to go through the tortuous journey to bring the gospel of Christ to Africa. History is replete with great feats of men of passion whose accomplishment in arts and sciences have revolutionized man’s existence on earth. Passion is the melting pot for commitment and conviction. Passion sees needs, and pays the price or makes the sacrifice to get things done. Passion is based on convictions or strong beliefs and not subject to logical reasoning but conviction.
In conclusion, the gap between commitment and conviction closes as we passionately make purpose a life pursuit. The moment a man is able to divinely get an understanding of his purpose in life, he quits the seat of the unlearned.
He is enlightened and no more in the dark. In either his private or public life his commitment is driven by his conviction for his deep values and goals in life.
Life is truly a journey.
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