Posts Tagged ‘commitment’

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.”- Peter Drucker

I guess it is too much to ask people to make a commitment.  Let me back up.  What I really mean to say is that it is probably too much to ask people who are connected to make a commitment.  Disconnected people don’t commit.  They are either disillusioned about the vision and mission or they are so far out of the loop that it would take some time and effort to simply bring them up to speed at the least.  It is almost like asking someone to jump on board a train that is already moving at top speed.  That’s nearly impossible in most cases. 

The key to remember is that people who are connected to your cause or organization can easily transition to making a commitment.  From there, those who make a commitment can be counted upon to make a contribution.  Their contribution furthers the mission and vision of the organization.  Results are reached by committed individuals.  Resistance and reluctance is about all you can expect of those who fail to catch the vision.  They just are not connected. 

Truly, in my experience, it is too much to ask of someone who has no relationship to your agency or who sees no relevance in the work that you seek to accomplish.  As I said before, they are disconnected from what you are doing.  They will listen to you, but it doesn’t reach them.

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Community work requires people who have the drive to see things done.  We need people who have both compassion and commitment towards getting things accomplished for the sake of the community as a whole.  When you commit to working for the community, personal agendas are set aside for the good of all.

The following are a list of community efforts that people can explore:

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Businesses need it from their employees.  Spouses need it from their signifigant other.  Children need it from their parents.  The elderly need it from their caregivers.  The Lord expects it of us as we enter into service in his name, answering a personal calling from Him.  It is commitment.

When you commit, you offer your entire being to the accomplishment and achievement of goals and objectives that allow the vision to come to life.  Whether it is through the service rendered by your hands or the thoughts and knowledge that you commit to planning and projecting, you are to offer your full commitment to the endeavor. Otherwise, it really isn’t commitment. 

Commit your works unto the Lord…

Look at that for a moment and let it sink in.  The Word says we should commit our works unto Him.  Devote them.  Apply and offer our best to Him.  Our works should serve as a form of sacrifice to the Lord.  He has assured us that He will handle the results.  We just have to get real and make a genuine commitment in faith.

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Paul urged Christian followers to have the mind of Christ (Phil. 2:5). In other words, the mindset of Christ is where we all should work towards in our daily walk with the Lord. The New Century Version says: “In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus.” We need to have an attitude similar to Jesus. We need to act as Jesus would act. Sound familiar? Yeah, you know that WWJD came back to mind in a flashback. Think on it beyond just mere words. We need to make a commitment to share the attitude that Christ shared when He preached and taught, healed and helped others. We need to have a Christ-like attitude.

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