Commitment is a profound and meaningful act that requires dedication and perseverance. Committing is a decision to push ourselves beyond our comfort zones and strive towards a greater goal. In the gym, we commit to working hard and doing what it takes to become stronger versions of ourselves.
Four-time CrossFit Games champion Tommy Hackenbruck said of commitment, “The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.”
- Do you consider yourself a committed athlete?
When we have commitment issues in the gym, we aren’t consistent, don’t get the results we want, and fail to hit our goals.
But what about our commitment to God? What kind of commitment does that require?
First of all, being a follower of Christ is not a casual endeavor. It’s a lifelong commitment to prioritize Him above all else and to be His faithful witness in every aspect of your life.
Colossians 2:6-7 says, “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him. Rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
This verse is part of a letter written by the apostle Paul to the church in Colossae, a city in ancient Asia Minor. In this passage, Paul is urging the Colossians to continue living their lives in Christ, just as they did when they first received Him as their Lord and Savior.
Overall, this passage highlights the importance of remaining committed to Christ and growing in faith and gratitude. It encourages believers to continue to build their lives upon the foundation of their faith, with Christ at the center, and to live in a way that reflects their gratitude and love for Him.
1. Write down three ways you can develop a deeper commitment for Christ.
2. Commit Deuteronomy 6:5 to memory.