Involved Vs. Committed

October 01, 2008

“…but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God’s will.” – 2 Corinthians 8:5b

A pig and a chicken took an afternoon stroll that led them near their neighborhood Waffle House. They looked up at a sign in the window that advertised the daily special–Ham and Eggs for only $3.99.

“Look at that!” said the chicken. “I am involved!”

“It’s true that you are involved,” replied the pig, “but for me, it’s total commitment.”

Lou Holtz, the famous football coach of several great schools said, prior to one season of his team, “They remind me of an Italian Kamikaze pilot who flew 50 missions. He was involved, but not committed!” On a team, in the office, or in church, we have lots of folks who are involved. But we don’t have enough who are totally committed; determined to get the job done, no matter what the personal cost.

How about you? When it comes to your responsibilities, are you just involved or are you committed to give it your all for the good of your team, the group, and all concerned? Even more important, are you totally committed to do your best for the glory of God?