Daily Encouragement: Year 1, Day 8

Adapted from Handbook to Leadership

Personal Development: Commitment

Habakkuk 3:17–18

What a refreshing statement! Many leaders would love to have followers who are this committed to the cause. In fact, many leaders would love to have this level of commitment to their own cause. The key ingredient to Habakkuk’s statement is that it is unidirectional; he promised to maintain his attitude regardless of the payback.

That’s really what “commitment” is. The statement, “I will be committed if” isn’t commitment-making; it’s deal-making. It’s not committing; it’s bargaining. In Habakkuk chapter 2 God explained His justice and His majesty to the prophet. Habakkuk 3:17–18 is the prophet’s response to that revelation of God’s character.

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