I’ve decided that it takes a strong person to commit – to anything!

I’m weak. I cave in too easily. I say I’m going to do something, and then I waver. I make the same New Year’s resolutions year after year, usually receiving the same results.

To the person who resolves to have a particular career, regardless of the uncertainty of it or of the effort it will take to be a success, I tip my hat. I have respect for the business owner who relentlessly bookkeeps, markets, and generally keeps his nose to the grindstone so that his business might flourish.

My greatest admiration, however, goes to the new Christian. What faith it must take to profess your beliefs publicly, and to remain strong in the Lord!

I keep praying for greater, stronger faith. I keep praying to feel truly committed – to some kind of direction for my life, and to God. Have you heard the expression “Jill of all trades, master of none?” I am she. Sadly, I do not feel committed to, or in control of, anything in my life.

I yearn for the faith and steadfastness of the early Christians. I long to be passionate – about something. Why is it so difficult to stand for anything? I long for the strength to be strong.

“Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.” (Proverbs 16:3)

I’m hoping…and praying…that that will be a start.

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The Prisoner's Prayer Book

Louise is author of The Prisoner's Prayer Book which evolved as she became a volunteer in prison ministry. Retired from a career in social services, Louise resides in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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