Question: In a bacon-and-egg breakfast, what's the difference between the Chicken and the Pig? Answer: The Chicken is involved, but the Pig is committed!
Beloved, have you heard of the word, commitment? When we make a commitment, we are making a pledge that we are going to do what we have promised. One definition is: an obligation, promise, etc. that restricts one's freedom of action.
Commitment is the state of being bound--emotionally, intellectually, or both--to a particular person or course of action. Commitment starts with a choice (ideally thoughtfully made and aligned with virtuous purpose) and is sustained by dedication and perseverance. Commitment is active – it is expressed and realized in our thoughts and actions.
Commitment is more than just obligation – it is a giving of ourselves, sometimes at high personal cost or risk, to a person or purpose that we find worthy of that gift. Like other forms of giving, commitment can produce some of life's greatest satisfactions.
The Apostle Paul was committed to His Savior Jesus Christ. He had set his face as stone and was committed to fulfill his call. Paul had made a commitment to Jesus Christ…but remember…Jesus Christ had first made a commitment to Paul…and to you…so will you now renew your commitment to Christ