“…for I know whom I have believed,
and am persuaded that he is able to keep
that which I have committed unto him against that day.”
2 Timothy 1:12
It is so easy in this life for me to over commit myself.  Mary, will you do this?  Sure, I’ll try.  Mary, can you help with ________? (fill in the blank)  OK, no problem.  There is this committee meeting and that practice and before you know it, I am pretty irritated with the entire mess!  But fortunately, my true commitment isn’t on this earth!  It is with Him and to Him.  Praise the Lord!
I read the most beautiful post this morning, written by Stephanie at A Defined Life.  You know, it is easy to keep STUFF.  We might need it.  We are emotionally attached to it.  It might come in handy one day.  Yes, all of these things are true…but sometimes, it is good to get rid of stuff.  It is good to rid our homes (attics, storage units, etc. included) of the emotionally charged items that really no longer serve a purpose. 
A few years ago, one of my sisters and I went to visit our parents and help them go through some things.  We did not get anywhere near completing the task, but we did make a small dent. (Now they can use the garage for the intended purpose!)  It was an emotional process, but a good one.  So, I ask myself…what am I holding on to that I should let go of?  Where is my real commitment?  It isn’t on this earth…”for I KNOW whom I have believed!”  Thank you Stephanie, for a beautiful reminder!
Lord, I am so grateful for the reminded that my commitment lies in and with you.  Thank you for the gentle reminder I had when I read Stephanie’s post.  Thank you for the blessings that you have given me and the opportunity I have to be on vacation this week. Please bless my family, especially be with Andy and please bless my blog friends.
What about you?  Where is your commitment?  Do you find it easy to “over commit?
Have a blessed day! 


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