Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes…
but no plans. Peter Drucker~
It is not enough to simply know the promise that has been given, and the hope of our calling. A conscious commitment must be made to pursue it, no matter what until it is realized. Half-hearted efforts will only bring mediocre results at best. As addicts and co-dependent people we all should know what God’s will is for us; to be free of addictive behavior so that we can indeed live joyfully in union with Him and our fellow man.
Thought for the day
Little good is it if we take our 3rd Step (Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God) and do not immediately follow that decision with a commitment of action to pursue and bring to reality our pledge. But when an unwavering commitment is made to pursue the vision to its final conclusion, at all costs, then and only then will our true potential be brought into focus and our happy destiny begin to unfold.
If you have taken a 3rd step then you should immediately have started your 4th. Our commitment to recovery can only be claimed when we work the rest of our steps, in order and without “resting” or “taking time off” between steps. It is only when we have committed to do our part that we can ask God to help us stay in his will and provide us, when needed, the courage and willpower to continue our journey of recovery.
As for me, I would seek God and inquire of and require Him, and to God would I commit my cause–Who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number, So that He sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn He lifts to safety. He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise or anything of [lasting] worth. He catches the [so-called] wise in their own trickiness, and the counsel of the schemers is brought to a quick end. But [God] saves [the fatherless] from the sword of their mouth, and the needy from the hand of the mighty. So the poor have hope, and iniquity shuts her mouth. Happy and fortunate is the man whom God reproves; so do not despise or reject the correction of the Almighty [subjecting you to trial and suffering. He will rescue you in six troubles; in seven nothing that is evil [for you] will touch you. At destruction and famine you shall laugh, neither shall you be afraid of the living creatures of the earth. For you shall be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you. And you shall know that your tent shall be in peace, and you shall visit your fold and your dwelling and miss nothing [from them]. You shall come to your grave in ripe old age..This is what we have searched out; it is true. Hear and heed it and know for yourself [for your good]. ~Job 5:8,9,11-13,15-17,19,22-24,26,27 (Amp)~