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Hinderances to Dedication and Commitment

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“But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first!. - (NLT)

  • Understanding that there could be a hinderance to our dedication and commitment.
  • Understanding the factors that hinder the life of dedication and commitment and provide ways of mitigating against such risks.
  • Encouraging believers to be resilient in dedication and commitment because of the love and sacrifice.
  • Exposing the fact that dedication and commitment are under attack and as such, believers should not be ignorant.
  • Reiterating the truth that the strength of dedication and commitment is rooted in our relationships (both to God and one another).
  • Learning how to overcome hinderances to dedication and commitment.

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  • Can our dedication and commitment to God be hindered?
  • What is it that can hinder us from being dedicated and committed to God?
  • How do we know that our dedication and commitment is being hindered?
  • Can Satan hinder our dedication and commitment?
  • Can my dedication and commitment diminish because of the company I keep?
  • What is the role of fear in diminishing our dedication and commitment?
  • What is the role of conflicting interests in dedication and commitment?
  • What is the role of selfishness in reducing our dedication and commitment?
  • Fear, worry and lack of focus are major hinderances to dedication and commitment (Matt 14:22-33, Matt 26:58, Luke 9:62).
  • Misplacement of priority and selfishness and hinder our dedication and commitment to God (Matt 6:33, 8:21-22).
  • Indiscipline, lack of self-control, and double mindedness can hinder our dedication and commitment (1Cor 9:27, James 1:5-8)
  • The fundamental issues believers must deal with is lack of understanding and knowledge of what dedication and commitment entails, it is not act of convenience but rather, a life of sacrifice (John 6:58-66).
  • Love is a key requirement for dedication and commitment. In our times, due to the prevalence of sin, the durability of our love will be challenged. We should constantly evaluate our service with the mirror of God’s word (Matt 24:12, Phil 4:8).
  • People are sometimes afraid/weary of recreating previous dedication and commitment patterns (that went wrong) that seemingly went wrong. (Matthew 25:24).
  • Dedication and commitment can be greatly influenced by the company we keep. (2 Tim. 3:1-5, 1 Corin 15:33).
  • Dedication and commitment are a sacrificial service, when our personal/selfish agenda is at the forefront of all we do, it becomes a huge hinderance to dedication and commitment (2 Timothy 4:10)
  • Conflicting interest is a distraction that renders dedication and commitment lop sided and (Matthew 6:24)
  • Your relationship can affect your dedication and commitment to God if priority is not set right (1 Kings 11:4)
  • Dedication and commitment are proven when sacrifice is involved (Genesis 22:12)
  • Dedication and commitment is about a life of sacrifice and not always convenient, what price are you prepared to pay for dedication and commitment?
  • Be Kingdom minded and aspire to accomplish a great height in Kingdom service, it goes beyond mere interest, be committed. (Phi 3:13).
  • Misplacement of priority and selfishness and hinder our dedication and commitment to God (Matt 6:33, Matt 8:21-22)
  • Indiscipline, lack of self-control, and double mindedness can hinder our dedication and commitment to God (1Cor 9:27, James 1:5-8).
  • We should learn to trust God in our finances, health, career, relationship, study and service and not allow the fear of the unknown result in a decline or downward slope in our dedication and commitment.
  • We can only achieve your dreams to the level of your dedication and commitment to your set objectives.
  • Appreciate baby steps in your journey of life and aim for mastery while depending on the grace of God.
  • Let’s be encouraged that in the midst of hinderances, our determination to be dedicated and committed to a set activity, it becomes easier to achieve.
  • Dedication and commitment require energy, it is important that we look after our health – emotional, psychological, spiritual, financial and relationship health. Failure in these areas can have a knock- on effect on our dedication and commitment.
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