Five Ways to Succeed in Life & Love-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and it’s great to be back to this series with you. Grab your coffee and come on in. We are finishing up with the first step in succeeding in life and love which is resolving, aka, partnering up with the Holy Spirit. 🙂

So did you journal about a solution and/or specific course of action to return you to His normal? In what area would you like to partner with His Spirit and go through the process of returning you to His intended condition?

Because it is a process to return to our intended state, which is His normal for us, we need this next step in order to succeed in life and love, which is the word commit! Now, don’t go getting all negative on me, inwardly grimacing because you just don’t like that word, commit. I think you will actually love this word and all that it can do for you by the time we are finished learning about it. 🙂

As I was researching in the Hebrew and Greek concordances for the definitions, I noticed that in both the Old and New Testament, the word commit has a negative connotation and here’s why: “Commit” seems to be attached to the word “sin.” I don’t know about you, but when I hear this word, commit, I think of responsibility, accountability, and a whole host of serious stuff. Until I began this research, I didn’t really equate it to sin, but I can’t help but wonder, could that be part of the shadow that seems to follow this word wherever we go and use it?

Another thing I think about when I hear this word commit is relationships, and again, don’t we all have our share of negative experiences with relational commitments? Did you know that in Biblical times, a relational commitment was a covenant? I’ll tell you what, if we all did a serious study of this word, I can’t help but wonder if it would decrease the relationship failures that seem to be all around us.

Anyway, let me give you one of the definitions for this word commit: To perform repeatedly or habitually; to practice! I love that last one, to practice, because we are all familiar with the saying, “Practice makes perfect.”

Hmm, now there’s something to think about. We’ll pick up with this part of the series on Monday. Be sure and join me tomorrow for Power Friday!



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