Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
Daniel didn’t wait until things got tough and he had to make a decision, this was a commitment he had made to God. So Ladies, how committed are you with the commitments you have made to God?
We have become shallow Christians in the sense that we may make a commitment in our mind but then one day along come our feelings about how the situation is going and we decide that this “commitment” isn’t quite working for us. It seems as though we have generations of “quitters”. Once again I will throw in my disclaimer that I am not talking about staying in abusive situations.
Let’s take our jobs for example first. I have worked in places where I truly felt like I was in Sodom and Gomorrah but if there were no Christians there how would the “light of Christ” be seen. It may be that is the best place for you to grow in areas spiritually that you wouldn’t grow in otherwise. The best thing you can do in those situations is to start doing what you should be doing, do what is right, before you feel like it.
Now Ladies what about your relationships? If you are married are you truly committed? Marriage is not always what it is cracked up to be I don’t care who you are married to and if it is for you trust me it probably isn’t for your spouse! Marriage takes work and commitment even when it seems miserable. Society has gotten to the point where if it “isn’t working” then leave and start over. Do we not fear God? There may be days you even have to pray for God to help you love your spouse but the key is that once again if you will do what is right even when you don’t feel like it God will bless you and your relationships! Trust me it doesn’t happen over night but God will bring His blessing on your relationship to pass if you stand your ground and do what is right. When we start working on doing what is right on our part God can focus on working on the other people in our world.
If you struggle in your relationships I would highly suggest a book called “Boundaries in Marriage” written by Dr Henry Cloud and Dr John Townsend. It is a great book on boundaries for how we treat others as well as how we allow others to treat us. It is a great path toward a healthier marriage.
Quote: “When you clearly understand that success is a process, not an event, you are encouraged to follow the right process to create the success you are capable of having.” Zig Ziglar