While many are aspiring to be Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers, developing a closer walk with God, being married, having children, job promotions and whatever else; the ingredient call discipline is usually absent from their equation in achieving their desires.
To be discipline suggests that you have thoroughly considered the principles, rules and regulation of whatever it is that you're getting yourself into and at the same time decided that you would subject yourself to the rules, regulations and principles that accompany and govern that situation in an effort, to achieve your intended desires..... This my friend now becomes the personification of commitment!
So based on the above understanding let's take note of the following scenario. Are you involved with someone that speaks of how committed they are, however you've observe a major lack of discipline in their life? Well my friend this is called "putting the carriage before the horse", meaning, a horse pulls a carriage but it is impossible for a carriage to pull a horse. Therefore commitment will always be the end result of the consistent acts of discipline! In other words discipline is the engine that generates commitment.............
Discipline folks are not surface people, meaning their calculations of any situation is based on its surface and depth. It will be as a result of this overall assessment that they will then determine if they are capable of disciplining themselves to produce commitment to whatever it is they're planning on attaching or binding themselves to.
Uncommitted folks are just the opposite, they are always ready to leap before they look and consider after they would have act! Fortunately, you don't have to possess a spirit of discernment or be a prophet to recognize an uncommitted person. uncommitted folks are far more talkers than doers, unstable, always with an excuse, rarely able to fulfill promises, classic disappointers, always with big dreams and big ideas engulfed with big talk but it's usually followed with little to no action.
These folks are agents of Satan to keep you and themselves delayed or setback in life. Scripture tells us that a double minded (indecisive) man is unstable in not some but all of his ways and always armed with excuses to defend his instability to be discipline to achieve commitment, James 1:8, Scripture goes on to say, "He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough" Proverbs 28:19. The understanding of this scripture is suggesting that the one who works with discipline shall have a harvest at the end of the day, but the one that follows and believe in those that are big talkers, big dreamers with no action and gives no evidence of discipline or commitment in their lives. Then, it will be such persons that's holding their hand and guiding them on the road to poverty and a non-progressive life,
The bottom line is this my friend, if you want to be true to yourself and really determine if the carriage has been placed in front of the horse in your case with Mr. or Ms. Committed, then stop listening to their promises and exaggerated talk, now begin to mentally compare what they have said with the disciplines of life and this is how you will determine that their talk of commitment is just that, a talk and far from a reality.
"Ye shall know them by their fruits" Matthew 7:16.
Written By: Kevin L A Ewing