This inner fulfillment involves being around people we love and ones we like and knowing that as we use our God given gift or gifts these gifts are enriching their lives in meaningful ways. To say it plainly, their lives are better because of our contribution to them.
This contribution in order to be satisfying to the recipient and giver really needs to be a gift that meets a physical, mental and certainly spiritual need.
Maurice Young commented on the commitment needed to master any skill. The mastering of the three parts of our make-up, getting them together, involves our personal commitment to use everything we have and are toward the development of being truly effective at living the life God has entrusted to us. Here’s Maurice’s take on it:
“To become a master at any skill, it takes the total effort of your heart, mind and soul working together in tandem.” Maurice Young.
To give you a biblical perspective on this, notice the words of Jesus on the subject:
Mathew 22:37 Jesus said to him, "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”
You will immediately notice, Jesus left no room for 50% commitment in any area of our humanity, but emphasized the importance of total commitment. In His comments to the church at Ephesus, Christ sternly rebuked the congregants for having “left their first love.” He knew that the joy and effectiveness of living is relative to the level of your commitment to whom you love, what your life calling is, and the mental development in your life.
The Apostle Paul wrote to this same group at Ephesus and instructed them in chapter 4:27 with this gem, “nor give place to the devil.” Dr. Kenneth Wuest, late professor at Moody Bible Institute, had this for the verse in his Word Studies in the Greek New Testament series: Do not fence off a part of your life for private use. Our modern Christian societies are weakened largely due to the low percentage of the commitment of the body at large.
James also commented on the fallacy of limited commitment when he wrote:
“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8.
What is your commitment reading on the % meter?
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