Success, commitment not conversation

Published 3:13 pm Monday, December 3, 2018

By Demetrius Moffett

It’s interesting that our Thanksgiving season leads us into the season of Christmas. It appears that Thanksgiving announces that Christmas is coming.

Psalm 22:3 says that God inhabits the praise of Israel.

Since praise and thanksgiving announce that Christ is coming, let us make “giving thanks” a part of our everyday conversation, thus inviting the Love of God, the Power of Christ and the Comfort of the Holy Spirit into our everyday existence.

Furthermore, it’s evaluation time. From Thanksgiving to New Years, the time is going to fly by. Look at what we can still accomplish realistically this year.  And for all that did not get done this year. Take a close honest look at why not. Look long and hard at self.

I’m sure the majority of the resistance, distractions, and barriers we look at every day. It may be hard to be self-motivating but it’s very easy to be self-destructive. It’s easy to say what we will do, and hard to live it and walk it out. Saying I’ll do it has never got it done.

Starting today. Starting right here, right now. Let’s begin to put feet and hands to our words. Remember it will be a process and true successful development takes time.

Christ would have never reached the cross if He had not gotten out of His seat.

Thirty-three years the process of success took place as an example to us that if success is to be obtained, we have to stay the course.

Change what needs to be changed, form a better plan, and make it happen next week, next month or next year. Let New Year resolutions be for those who like to hear themselves speak. Beginning at this very moment, let’s let our actions speak of restoration for elevation in our New Year.

Our actions can hold a better conversation than our words. Especially when it comes to our level of commitment. Success is about commitment, not conversation.

2019-Pursuing Excellence, Efficiency and Effectiveness.


Demetrius Moffett is Senior Pastor of Orange Church of God, 1911 North 16th Street in Orange.