Those who command enormous salaries or have conquered the limitations of the flesh have given a lot to see those heights attained. In the instance of those people who have achieved spectacular things with their lives you will find that one thing is common for them all. Before they were ever famous, wealthy or world champions they had to make a decision to apply themselves 100% to their chosen field.
- Some chose to forgo getting married and having families.
- Some chose to separate themselves from family and friends.
- Some chose to spend all they had and then some to reach their goals.
- Some, sadly even chose to go against their own morals to lie, cheat and steal to make their life’s dream a reality.
But, in the case of all who go on to accomplish things that someone else said couldn’t be done, there must always be a commitment made that brings about the desired end. People do not just fall into greatness or glory.
28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, & perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the 1st commandment of all?
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
So what was Jesus saying when he instructed that we should love the Lord with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength? How much of us was He really requiring? How much of you can the Lord have? Only in giving our all in our relationship with the Lord will we ever know the depth of His love, mercy and grace. God wants all of you!
Are you willing?