Success, commitment not conversation

Published 10:18 am Saturday, November 23, 2019

Demetrius Moffett

It’s evaluation time, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s the time is going to fly by. 

Look at what we can still accomplish realistically this year. 

Evaluate all that didn’t 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 we look at every day is us. It may be hard to be self-motivation but it’s very easy to be self-destruction. 

It’s easy to say what we will do, and harder to live it or deeper still, walk it out. 

Saying I’ll do it has never got it done. Starting today 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 success is obtainable, but 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. 

“Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared.” -The Richest Man in Babylon. 

Opportunities pass by unsuspecting people all the time. What’s ironic is most people never realize it until it’s too late, they missed it. 

Worse still, instead of learning from this experience, most people just cling to their selfish, defensive, ignorant behaviors even more. 

Opportunity wastes no time with those who are unprepared. If an opportunity passes through your fingers, or you get crossed over and forgotten, it’s probably because you were unprepared. 

This is true for every one of our key areas in life. 

Relationships, career, finances, health, success amazing opportunities pass people by all the time because the individual was unprepared to seize it. 

Let New Year’s resolutions be for those who like to hear themselves speak. 

Beginning today, let’s let our actions speak of restoration in our New Year. 

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


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