BIBLE READING|JOHN 4: 27-36
27 And at this point His disciples came, and they marveled that He talked with a woman; yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why are You talking with her?”
28 The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men,
29 “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?”
30 Then they went out of the city and came to Him.
31 In the meantime His disciples urged Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”
32 But He said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.”
33 Therefore the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?”
34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.
35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!
36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.
Real leaders don’t quit because they always add perseverance to their passion. Commitment is a lifetime lifestyle of standing for something of great worth; it is about remaining faithful for as long as it takes, being consistent in small and great things, and following through without taking short cuts.
Jesus had very great and easy opportunities to compromise, yet he stood his ground. Despite all the signs and pressures of human frailty, he led such an exemplary life, holding onto his divine agenda, pursuing his belief with passion, handling all pressures with tenacity of purpose, setting good examples.
Commitment is about investing your life in something rather than throwing it away on nothing. Commitment is recognizing something worth waiting for and being prepared to wait forever.
It is the driving force behind the conception and actualization of any project.
Commitment overcomes inertia, outlives opposition and overruns challenges. Jesus was physically hungry but yielded to a better hunger, the yearning of one soul to save another, he was committed to a higher priority.
Are there pressures on your way as you read through this note to compromise on any Godly principle you have held onto for so long?
PRAYER: I receive the strength to wait on the Lord purposefully, patiently and productively, non-wavering till my life’s project is complete in Christ.
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