Are You Dedicated?

When I ask the question, “Are You Dedicated?” I don’t mean did your parents “dedicated you to the Lord” when you were a baby. What I mean is…are you committed? Are you sticking out the hardships, lulls and valleys that come your way because of your dedication to something?

Sunday night Erica got a call from her mom that her Great-Grandma Clark was not expected to make it through the night. At that moment I became dedicated to making sure Erica could say good-bye before she passed. So we packed up the car, which takes a little longer than it used to with Josiah in the mix, and started our journey to Fresno at around 11pm. Keep in mind that we had been up since 5:45am and it was Spring Forward day! Yikes! I was tired. But I wanted to make sure that Erica could see her before she passed. We drove to Erica’s parents house, dropped off our stuff and Josiah and made our way to the home where Great-Grandma Clark lives, which is in Downtown Fresno…not a place you want to visit at 3:45am.

Even though Great-Grandma Clark made it through a few more nights until she passed, I knew that if we didn’t hit the road right when we got the word, Erica wouldn’t be able to function normally. What I witnessed was a healthy transition for the family.

Are you dedicated to something?

Since we were in Fresno I crashed a band practice for Mercy Fists. I knew where they practiced and that they would be there Monday night. So I just walked in. It was awesome to see those guys in their own rehearsal space, on their own stage, with their own equipment, rehearsing their own songs. They are dedicated. They have business meetings, writing sessions, shows, rehearsals and 4 committed band members. As you probably know, you can’t do anything in a band without committed band members. So, Chris, Kaleb, Haylie and Brett…it was great to see your dedication.

Are you dedicated to something?

While we were in Fresno, we had the fortunate opportunity to hang out with Paul, Jenn and Grace Haugen. Paul has been working really hard to record his first album. He’s been in the studio, writing, recording and performing his new songs to death. Why? Because he’s…you guessed it…dedicated.

I think most people go through life without a clear sense of purpose and mission. That means they aren’t focused, which means they are probably constantly adding to their plate, “over-committing” (which is actually under-committing to the most important things) and stressing themselves out.

So, how can you be dedicated? Keep it simple. Choose and commit to what is most important. Even when things get rough, stay the course because one of these days you will experience a break through and your life will hit momentum. Keep going. Keep going. Keep going. Dedicate yourself.

I ask one more time…

Are you dedicated to something? And if you are, is it worth your dedication?


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sandee Koobatian on March 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Awesome Micah!!


  2. Posted by Anonymous on April 7, 2010 at 12:41 am

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