I Think I Need To Be Committed


I was talking with a friend the other day about the goings on of life.  The subject that a guy whose book we love was getting married that weekend came up.  She mentioned that another guy whose blog she read had recently started dating someone.  And then she stated something that got me thinking.  It was something like that these two guys were her role models in the single life.  And they were the two that she thought were “committed to the single” life now happily a couple.  Keep in mind, this wasn’t said in bitterness or depression.  This was just an observation on our parts.  Two guys that we really respected were now part of a happy couple.

Anyway, that comment got me thinking about about my life…but not related to the actual content.  That’s kinda how I work.  How does this relate to me?  Am I committed to the single life?  Am I called to be?  If I’m not committed to the single life, am I a lonely and bitter person?  (I’m not.  Just ask me.)  So what if it’s not even about being single?  Am I committed to anything?  Or do I have some seriously major commitment issues?

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” – Proverbs 16:3

“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and HE will do this:  He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.” Psalm 37:5&6

“Free me from the trap that is set for me, for You are my refuge.  Into Your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O Lord, the God of Truth.” Psalm 31-4-5

I don’t know.  Maybe I’m the only one who is thinking this way, but it looks like that God calls us to be committed to Him…a lot.  I did a quick search for the word “commit” and a ton of entries came up.  He doesn’t say, Julie, I need you to commit to real estate for me.  Or, Julie, I need you to commit yourself to your friends and family.  He asks us that we commit whatever we do to Him, and our plans will succeed.

I’m committed to a lot of things.  There’s even a few things that I’m 100% sold-out only-gonna-give-it-up-when-I’m-dead committed to.

Is Jesus one of them?

Is living a life worthy of His praise what I’ve sold-out committed to?

I’d say sometimes yes, and sometimes no, but that really let’s you see all of my deep dark commitment issues.  I can’t even commit to non-commitment.

Here’s another one:   Is His best for us the only life we should be committed to instead of our own lives?

Does that even make sense?

What do you think?

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” – Proverbs 16:3

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