We make sure that we do all that we are asked to do. If we have committed to doing something or being somewhere, we’ll make sure that we are faithful to show up or do it. That’s great!
We are showing that we are disciplined.
Still, I have a question for you…
Are you as committed to yourself or even to your relationship with God as you are to these other commitments?
How many times do we make ourselves promises only to break them?
Where do we lack commitment to self?
Is it in working out?
Is it in reading, praying, or having time to rest?
Maybe you told yourself a long time ago that you wanted to do something, like finish your degree or go back to school, but you never did it.
Did you fine that you we committed to other things?
Now don’t get me wrong.
There is nothing wrong with having priorities and realizing that what you wanted to do for yourself, just didn’t fit into the picture at that time, but what about now?
Have you lost sight of a dream or desire and left it on the back burner?
Perhaps you’re like me and said that you wanted to read the Bible all the way through and never did it…well, what are we waiting for?
There will never be a better time than now to commit to doing something for ourselves.
God tells us to love one another as we have loved ourselves, but how can we do that if we have forgotten about ourselves and left her stranded in the dust somewhere, holding the promise of that commitment…
Really?! Are you still waiting on yourself to fulfill the commitment that you made to yourself years ago?
If your answer is yes…now is the time to get honest with you…
Today I encourage you, as I am encouraging myself, to prayerfully take a look at the things that you’ve wanted to do for yourself. PICK ONE and see where you can fit that commitment into your present life…
Be good to yourself so that you aren’t angry when God calls you to be good to someone else.
Be faithful in the small things for you.
People always call us to be faithful in the little things others, but you count too. Be faithful in the little things in your life…the little things that are important to you.
Perhaps you should take a rest today.
Maybe tomorrow, you can paint your nails.
Over the weekend you can go for a run or walk.
Read that book you’ve been wanting to read. I’m sure you can find an hour in your day to do this.
Talk to God while you ride in the car.
I’m sure that if you find time to do this, you will feel great about you.
Remember, you are loved and you matter!