For many years, the alarm clock was one of my arch enemies. Why? Because it goes off early in the morning, asking me to get up and do something I have committed to do – of which I am in no mood to do it. Hate is a strong word but I think its safe to say I slightly hated my alarm clock. After a while, I began to understand that the alarm clock did not set itself, I set it.  The alarm clock is only doing its job, and I should follow its example and do mine too. The alarm clock now inspires me daily to follow through on my commitments even when it’s tough. Needless to say, I like the  alarm clock now – and you should too.

Jesus one time had an altercation with the scribes and Pharisees. In Matthew 15, He was accused of having a little leash on his disciples, who were transgressing the traditions of the land by not washing their hands. Jesus Christ righted  them with scriptures, and went on the offensive about how they (Pharisees) where the transgressors of the word. He was in this “agitated” state when a female Canaanite approached him and asked a favor of Him. I imagine Jesus didn’t feel like helping at the moment and He had a good excuse for that – she was not a Jew. But her attitude even after she was insulted, her faith and His commitment to His call, made him heal her daughter.

Many times, you don’t have to feel it to do it. Sometimes, you have to drag yourself out of bed even when you are not feeling like it, to get things done because you signed your name to it. You promised your employer that you will give them x amount of hours in exchange for y amount of dollars. Do it. Your call, your vocation, your commitment and your covenant should be enough to drive you to do things you ought to do. Like the saying goes, “You gotta do what you gotta do”. It’s a commitment.  Come through! Some times, you just have to grind out a commitment.

Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt . And her daughter was made whole from that very hour – Matthew 15-28