(Commit oneself to), (Be committed to)
Def :- Be dedicated to something., resolve to remain in an emotional relationship with someone.
To be committed to something – in this world of confusion, uncertainty and disbelief as Christian we’re to fully ourselves to God, His ways and His word. We cannot continue to live a double standard lifestyle. It’s distasteful to God
It’s either you commit to God or you commit to sin. As the popular saying goes “if you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for everything” you can’t stand for what you’re not committed to
Joshua 15:24 says, …then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve,… But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Now that’s an example of total commitment. You can’t say you’re committed to God when today you’re in this sin, and then you realized and confessed, cool! But the next, you’re back to the same sinful lifestyle – like a dog going back to its vomit (Prov 26:11).
You’ll discover that when we commit to God – having a relationship with Him, it becomes evident in our lives, our personal behaviors and our relationships with others. Literally in the world today, unbelievers don’t have to read a bible to get converted. I mean, how could they even understand without the Holyspirit to guide them? They tend to read our lives, find out what we’re committed to, observe how we applied this commitment into our everyday lives. Giving them a thorough understanding of who we really are and what we stand for and then giving them a change of heart to come into repentance and thus giving God the glory.
LOOP :- a structure, series, or process, the end of which is connected to the beginning
TEXT :- Romans 12:2 GNB
“Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God — what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect.”
Basically, in a layman definition, loop could be defined as a series or string of a continuous (never-ending) event(s) one experiences every now and then.
Have you ever sat down or just lay down in bed on a lonely afternoon and then your mind just continuously bring to your remembrance a string of past event sometimes a hurtful relationship, an abuse, perhaps your past life of sin even though you’ve completely recanted those ways. You try to brush such ungodly thoughts aside but it just kept on playing and playing and you felt like if there was a stop button you could push to end all of it and most times we often felt helpless.
The good news is, We’re not helpless at all We actually have the power to overcome such ungodly thoughts. I came across a book – “THE POWER OF YOUR MIND” by Pst. Chris Oyakhilome, president and founder of Believers’ LoveWord Inc. (aka Christ Embassy). In his book, he gave the concept of mind management in accordance with the scripture Rom 12:2, “… be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…” in other words, changing your way of thinking, accepting God’s thoughts and opinions, exchanging your ideas for His and Learning to think and talk like him.
And how can one think like God?
By focusing on his word
“God’s words are His thoughts clothed in vocabulary”. – Pst Chris Oyakhilome
To conclude, in order to teach our mind never to partake in ungodly thoughts we have to study his word – the Bible (which are His thoughts) in so doing our minds becomes renewed and this loop of ungodly thoughts shall cease in our lives.
Until next article. Stay blessed
via Daily Prompt: Loop
Dictionary meanings for meddle
- To interfere in something that is not one’s concern
- To touch or handle something without permission
All over the world there are people irrespective of age, class, background or race that tends to meddle (interfere) naturally. Interfering – speaking of which, there are individuals that (like I wrote earlier) naturally meddles especially individuals with “introversive” personality traits. Most times in our society their voices are not heeded due to their introversive attitudes but deep down in their hearts they actually know a lot about certain things or matters when it comes to talking movies, politics, music etc. For instance they come across where matters of such are being discussed and they perhaps are standing not to far from the scene or let’s say at a distance where they could still hear the discussion going on and probably the loudest mouth there amongst that group that’s doing most of the talking or commenting tends to be getting it all wrong and this introvert guy (meddler), suddenly speaks up in the matter like, “yes I’ve seen that movie or listened to that song or in terms of politics he gives the correct statistics” thereby saying his own point of view, all he wanted was to correct the situation and such people happens to be correct most times but his action still get to be considered as “meddle” even if they did that for the right reasons with the right conscience.
Also consider a person that happens to be very meticulous or scrupulous about how this are to be kept or arranged and then he/she has got a roommate that doesn’t even care at all. Now the meticulous person gets everything arranged and in order even went as far a arranging the roommates’ properties and soon the roommate be like “stop meddling with my stuff” resulting in something else probably a fight.
To conclude, there’re those who actually meddle for bad reasons perhaps to get one upset or to start a fight. Be that as it may, if you tend to delve into matters that doesn’t concerns you or you touch another’s property whether for good or bad reasons – you MEDDLED
via Daily Prompt: Meddle