Don' Give Up

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:7-9

Galatians 6:7 stated in a different way says, "there is no growth without commitment." 

What would cause a grown adult male to repeatedly practice a dance routine to be performed on a stage with young girls? Commitment. A few weeks ago, I was that guy. Back up some months when this all started to take shape. My two daughters came to me and told me that their dance teacher was starting a daddy-daughter class. This class would perform alongside the numerous girls between ages five and seventeen. My kids asked me to do this, and I said yes. For a guy who is used to being on stage, I have never been so nervous in my life. I wanted to give up, but the commitment pushed me beyond my limits.

My commitment to my daughters has challenged me in ways I never dreamed I would be challenged. Commitment drives a man to do things he never considered possible. Commitment drives growth. Apply that same principle to your spiritual growth. Think carefully about your commitment to faith in Jesus. Is it casual or have you gone all in? The depth or your commitment is going to be directly related to how you grow spiritually because you reap what you sow. If you want to become a better man, a man who is deeply committed to Jesus Christ, then decide to commit deeply. Commit to a spiritual game plan and run it with a group of men who will hold you to it.

DO THIS TODAY: Ask God to give you an opportunity to commit and grow spiritually.

 

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