Making It Stick

I have been faced with a very specific challenge this week and I have struggled to know how to handle it. In my frustration, I have started this post several times and used the delete key more than once.

The bottom line is this – some people need to be schooled on commitment. It is far too easy to just throw our hands up and run away when things are difficult. It’s sooo hard to stick with it and fulfill your word. But we must! This is so important to learn and parents, especially, need to instill this in their children. Things are never going to go exactly the way you want them to – life is full of surprises. Some of them great but a lot of them painful. So, how should we respond with the road seems to suck instead of being the wonderful yellow brick road we think it should be? We get over it and do what we’re supposed to do anyway. We dust ourselves off and become the man or woman that God created us to be despite how painful it may feel.

Life is hard – there is no denying that. But we make it so much harder on ourselves when we form the habit of “giving up” instead of “stepping up”.

All of you in my life that are committed to my family and this ministry – thank you, thank you, thank you! There are so many of you that truly “have it”. Those of you who are struggling, don’t give up! It’s through trials that we are victorious – we are never victorious when we give up….

Your thoughts, please. (especially those of you in leadership positions – business or ministry – how do you instill commitment in your team?)


3 Responses to “Making It Stick”

  1. December 11, 2007 at 1:55 am

    Give them ownership.
    Give them your trust (still guide them if necessary)
    Give them lots and lots and lots of praise.

    thats the short answer. Three of many.

  2. 2 Hope Woods
    December 11, 2007 at 2:58 am

    There are far to few unselfish people in this world! Most, though they can’t admit it even to themselves, care far more about themselves and the things that are important to them than anything else. when Yahshua talked about laying your life down for a friend, I don’t think he necessarily meant being willing to die, so much as being willing to lay down your own agenda and your own frustrations to help a friend. There is no greater love than just getting over yourself and thinking of someone else for a change! Wish I could be there to show you some love!!

  3. 3 Todd
    December 11, 2007 at 3:08 am

    I believe the absolute bottom line is that people must buy into whatever it is that you want them to commit to…it’s got to be something that they truly believe in, or else they won’t fully commit.
    I struggle with getting my kids that I teach and coach to fully commit, however you just have to hammer away and hope that they will see with the eyes that you see with.

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