Wednesday, December 7, 2011

An Ounce of Prevention: WORD AND QUOTE OF THE DAY

After reading this just now, the Word for the Day is COMMITTED:

"You can’t commit to someone that’s not committing – for you to commit to someone, they’ve got to commit to you, otherwise you’re uncommitted." 

Committed: to pledge or engage oneself; to give in trust or charge; consign; to consign for preservation; to pledge (oneself) to a position on an issue or question; express (one's intention, feeling, etc.); to bind or obligate, as by pledge or assurance; pledge; to entrust, especially for safekeeping; commend

Amazing how many women are in relationships all by themselves all because they don't understand the *pure wisdom* behind that quote. Amazing how many women *waste* days of their lives that they won't ever get back by not *requiring* a commitment (especially if you're past 35, a boyfriend for years is *not* a healthy commitment!). Amazing how often most of us overlook the fact that no where in the Word, which is Adonai (John 1:1), does it tell us that we should commit to a man before committing to the Lord, therefore (wow!) putting us in uncommitments because we're uncommitted : 

"Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass."---Psalm 37:4-5(NKJV)

"Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established."---Proverbs 16:3(NKJV) 

"Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator."---I Peter 4:19(NKJV)


Amazing how devastated a lot of women end up being all because they entrusted their time, their heart, their plans to a *person* rather than the Lord. FIRST. He is the best gatekeeper, heart-tenderer, boundary-establisher, need-meeter, want-giver...MATE SELECTOR.

The cool thing about doing things in a decent order (I Corinthians 14:40) is that you can *be sure* that if you commit to Elohim, the Godhead is a male entity that will readily, totally and undoubtedly commit to you. With them you can be in a safe, sacred and secure committed relationship and with their help, they will go to the ends of the earth to make sure that your covenant partner *commits* to no less!

Well...I'm off to complete the piece of chameleons.

In the meantime...stay committed.



1 comment:

  1. Case in point:

    2.The longer you date, the better you will get to know him/her. There comes a point where the economics idea of "law of diminishing returns" kicks in. It always pains me when I hear that a couple has been dating for two, three or more years. I recall the time that a couple told me they had been dating for a very lengthy time. I asked them, "What more information do the two of you need to have before you can make a decision?" They broke up soon after. (He ended up finding someone and is happily married; not sure what happened to her.)

    Assuming you are not in a long-distance relationship, you can gather enough information about another in 3 - 6 months to know if you can make a happy life with this person or not. It does not mean you have to get married right away, but if you date properly - actively and not passively - you can get to know a person quite well pretty quickly. What I mean by actively dating is that your dates are not about fun or hanging in Starbucks but doing those things where you can see the person in real life situations so you can properly assess their personality and see what makes them tick.

    The belief that living together to get a proper sense of another is falls into this myth. Your goal is not to examine every idiosyncrasy of another. Actually it will just give you plenty of reason not to marry another. As Rebbetzin Heller of Jerusalem remarks, given that every human being has faults and it is endemic to the human condition, deciding whom you are going to marry is just as much about deciding which faults you are willing to live with for the rest of your life.

    So don't think you need years upon years to be a 1000% certain that this is the right one. Rather do those things necessary to allow you to see the true nature and personality of another person.