Impulsiveness is dangerous. We desire to reach a final destination without realizing the road to get there. The road of commitment is far less traveled than the road of passion. The road of passion is traveled on until we encounter difficulties like traffic. When the road confronts us with adversity, we turn off the ignition. The road of commitment is traveled on regardless of traffic, weather, speed bumps, detours and car problems.
Words have power. Whenever you speak, the words you say should have enough integrity to hold you accountable to yourself. If you say you will work out three times a week, your life should reflect that commitment. If you say you will read the Bible in a year, your Bible reading should reflect that commitment. The problem is that we like to be hype Christians. We set out for a final destination, but when the road starts getting difficult we turn off the ignition.
2 Corinthians 8:11 says , “So now finish doing it as well, so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have.” What an amazing verse! We have desires to do things, but lack the will to satisfy those desires by completing what we set out to do. We need to match our readiness to do things with our commitment to carry them out.
Christianity is a long and difficult road; it is a life journey. It is a journey where we are becoming more like Jesus one degree at a time. If we travel the road of passion, we will stop pursing Jesus when we don’t feel like doing so anymore. If we travel the road of commitment, we will keep pursuing Jesus despite business, sin, life events, adversity, etc. When we travel the road less traveled, we don’t travel an easier road, we travel a better road.