The Price of Commitment


When we commit we agree or pledge to do something in the future. People make commits everyday. They commit to be to work on time, to exercise, to picking up groceries on the way home from work, etc. However, making a verbal commitment is the easy part, following through often creates the challenge.

At the beginning of each fasting cycle Surrender Fasters commit to surrender something specific to God. Some make good on that promise while others never make it to the finish line.

Is there something special about the latter?

Not really.

They were simply willing to pay the price. *But what is the price of commitment?

1. Change of lifestyle – they were willing to live differently.
2. Loneliness – they stepped out in obedience even if no one else in their circle was willing to do so.
3. Faith in God – they believed that God would bless their efforts.
4. Criticism – they were willing to weather the criticisms of others.
5. Daily discipline – they instilled a daily routine and followed it religiously.
6. Constant pressure – they overcame the temptation to turn back around; to give into their fleshly desires.

And they learned that the price of commitment paled in comparison to the reward that was earned after 40 days of hard work and sacrifice!

I have been encouraged by the testimonies. I will post all of them on a future blog. If you want to share please send your praise report to

If you want to reap the benefits of surrender. Check out the website. Complete instructions for completing your own 40-Day Surrender Fast are outlined there. You can start an Monday of your choosing!

Also register for Cycle 6 of Surrender Fast 2013.

Join us for “Surrender Your Personality.” This interactive, life-changing seminar is being held in Bowie, MD, April 20.

With God all things are possible,
Dr. Celeste

*”Commitment: Hezekiah Has What It Takes,” John Maxwell, The Maxwell Leadership Bible, p. 567.

Categories: Cycle 5, Surrender 2013 | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments

Post navigation

4 thoughts on “The Price of Commitment

  1. Donna Chesney

    Hello! I am a bit confused about when exactly the “Surrender your personality” symposium is in Bowie? It shows as the 20th in this message but when I went to register, it shows as th 19th. Since I have to tweak my working schedule to suit, I need to be sure of which date it really is. Please let me know as soon as you can.

    Thank you!

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. It still AMAZES me how timely He is!! This was right on time and exactly what I needed. Love you much Dr. Celeste…so appreciative of YOUR commitment. ; )

    • I hear you. I am continually amazed at how God holds up the world, but still has time to minister to us where we are! Love you too. Keep moving forward!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: