Pete Davis writes beautifully of the need to find worthwhile commitments in our lives, commitments beyond ourselves, commitments that serve.
And, commitment carries with it a cost.
One obvious cost is the simple fact that in commitment, we willingly limit our other options. When we decide to do one thing, we effectively choose to not do something else.
A second cost we incur comes to this – that with each commitment we willingly move towards, we take on a certain hope and a sure knowledge that in pursuit of that hope, will come inevitable failures.
A failure adverse life may well then be both hope adverse and even commitment adverse.
The spiritual path friends is challenging. It is a journey with breathtaking beauty, yet it does not come without failure and frustrations. Even a simple understanding of Jesus’ life shows that in abundance.
Beneath that all however lies a sure knowledge so well stated in Isaiah 30. “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”