"I am the vine; you are the branches." (John 15:5)

Modeling Commitment

If you lead people in any capacity, you’ve probably noticed that it is getting harder to get people to commit to things these days. We’ve seen this play out at LifeSpring through events, classes and small groups and Satan is doing a pretty effective job of keeping people from committing with messages like:

– It’s okay to try, just don’t commit

– You don’t have to commit to be a part of the group

– I’m too busy to commit to anything else

– Don’t commit to something unless you’re guaranteed to be there and nothing else might ever get in the way                               (effectively saying, don’t commit).

As leaders, we have a responsibility not only to teach, but also to show others what healthy commitment looks like. It doesn’t look like trying to do everything that comes our way, it means choosing the important things and committing to those first and reevaluating as needed. As we live this out publicly, others will see and learn from our example – for good or bad…


August 22, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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