Dance ministry, music ministry, youth ministry, exercise class, Sunday School ... why in the world would someone commit themselves to so many things? Isn't it time consuming? Isn't it stressful? Isn't is a lot of responsibility?
The answeres are yes, yes, and absolutely! Commitment is often hard work. It requires us to make a conscious decision to remain dedicated to a cause of activity regardless of circumstance. But three elements can help up to remain committed: value, passion and accountability.
The purpose in our commitment must be clear, and the benefit must be important. We are most likely to remain committed when we know our actions are making a difference in our own lives or the lives of others. In addition to seeing the value, we must also have passion for those things we commit to. It is easy for to do things we love. If it costs us extra time or even extra money, we can find joy in doing those things that we are passionate about. Such a commitment may leave a void in our lives in unfulfilled. Lastly, commitment must be supported by accountability. Whethre it is having the self-discipline to hold ourselves accountable or having a network of family and friend that remind us of our obligations, we must be held responsible for our commitments.
What a tradegy it is for work to go undone and responsibilities to be unfulfilled because we have neglected to do what we have committed to do. Have you been wondering or seeking guidance in making a commitment to ministry? Here are some questions to ask:
- What purpose can I fulfill?
- Do I want to help opeople?
- What do I love to do?
- What gift(s) has God given me?
- Will I hold myself accountable?
- Will I allow others to hold me accountable?
So, why in the world would someone commit themselves to dance ministry, music ministry, youth ministry, exercise class, and Sunday School? Well, that someone would have to see the value in mentoring youth, have a passion for music and dance, and possess a strong sense of personal accountability for sharing God's Word. Be bless and be committed!
Candice M Wilson
This Month's Scripture Reading
1 Corinthians 15:51-58 (NLT)
51 But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed!
52 It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed.
53 For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.
54 Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled:“Death is swallowed up in victory.55 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
56 For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power.
57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.