It’s safe to say one of the most challenging issues in our generation is the ability to commit: to say yes to something without knowing the next best option. The ability to give an entire year to something even if you aren’t sure what that looks like…because saying yes to one thing means saying no to something else. This might be the reason why we see some of the highest percentages of singles in this day in age or the divorce rate skyrocketing. When choosing to stand in a commitment to one person, a job or task, or a season of rest we can often find ourselves battling the distraction of “what if there’s something/someone else?” Priorities and faithfulness are not something that comes easily to a generation full of options.
But there is so much value in being a woman who will count the cost and say YES to God’s best for her. Often times, we commit to things based on how we prioritize them in our lives and not solely based on what we believe God is asking us to do, especially if it means following Him into the unknown with complete trust.
Take some time to read and reflect on the thought below, it is both encouraging and challenging:
“Indecisiveness is an apathetic habit of our culture. We live in a world of infinite options and consequently a prevailing anxiety of fear of missing out. Thus, it’s tempting to approach life with one foot in, to revel in maybes, constantly hold out for better options, and procrastinate decision making until the last minute. But there is maturity and courage that comes from making a commitment. Commitment takes discipline. Commitment requires integrity for follow through. Commitment takes risk, and with that, the potential for reward.”
We believe that you can live out this same perspective and maturity in your life and want to encourage you. Commit to being in God’s word every day, commit to sharing your life with a mentor or mentee, commit to being fully known by the people God has placed in your life. These are steps each of us can take to be the kind of women who say yes to the will of the God, and run the race He has marked out for us.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.