Today’s episode is a little more challenging than usual… are you ready?
God has put dreams into your heart He wants you to achieve. He has brought relationships into your life for your growth and encouragement to help you achieve those dreams. BUT if you don’t take action you can miss all that God has in store for you.
Are you someone who says “yes” to lots of things but has trouble following through? Are you going back and forth on making an important decision in life – and because of fear and doubt you refuse to take action? If so than you need to hear the loving challenge from God Himself – Go All In! That’s right. God is looking to bless those who will not only say “yes” but will take action because of that “yes” Today we are talking about commitment and what it means to say “yes” to all God has in store for you.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
33 “Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, ‘YOU SHALL NOT MAKE FALSE VOWS, BUT SHALL FULFILL YOUR VOWS TO THE LORD.’ 34 But I say to you, make nooath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING. 36 Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyondthese is of evil.
New International Version (©1984)
Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
New Living Translation (©2007)
Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Anything beyond this is from the evil one.
Young’s Literal Translation
but let your word be, Yes, Yes, No, No, and that which is more than these is of the evil.
James 5:12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
12 But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.
Abraham Take now your son … Moses Go back to your homeland, and tell Pharaoh … David When leadership was lacking, David said, I will … Jonah God called and Jonah ran; had to get his attention Jeremiah God specified his calling and place, and Jeremiah argued
GREAT QUOTES ON COMMITMENT:
“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.” Pat Riley
“If you want to take your mission in life to the next level, if you’re stuck and you don’t know how to rise, don’t look outside yourself. Look inside. Don’t let your fears keep you mired in the crowd. Abolish your fears and raise your commitment level to the point of no return, and I guarantee you that the Champion Within will burst forth to propel you toward victory.” Bruce Jenner
“Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the “right stuff” to turn our dreams into reality.” James Womack
“Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi
“I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.” Anthony Robbins
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