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Wholehearted Commitment


Learn why self-devotion is often compromised.


By Chardonnay Beaver

Summer has officially arrived. Students are turning their tassels, graduating from school. Families are preparing for their annual reunions and vacations. Workplaces are busy, and employees wish to flee the corporate spaces as the warm weather persists.

Can you believe we’re already halfway through 2023?

Six months ago most of us were considering how we would approach this year. We didn't know what this year would entail, but we found ourselves committing to plans, goals or agendas.

Some of those plans were straightforward, like dieting and budgeting. While other plans were complex, like rekindling a friendship or amending a fractured relationship. When the clock struck 12, on New Year's day, we made silent commitments to ourselves.

Have you upheld those commitments? Have you finished what you started?

Irrespective of circumstances, commitments are decisions we make in advance. Sometimes, the most compromised commitment is our devotion to yourself. Wholehearted commitment requires determination and endurance.

Oftentimes we consider the short-term benefits, yet fail to evaluate the long-term consequences. Wholehearted commitment centers unwavering and sincere devotion.

Words of Wisdom by Char of the Week: At this halfway mark, take a moment to reflect. What have you been committed to? Are your commitments drawing you closer to, or distracting you from, your purpose? What areas of your life do you need to reevaluate? Proverbs 16:3

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