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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Commitment (01/05/12)

TITLE: A Sincere Hunger
By Denise Isaac


When I saw the topic, lights began to flash, sirens began to sound, bells began to ring and my mind began to race all over the place as I thought to myself, wow! There has to be someone else other than myself, who may be experiencing a lack of dedication in and from people.

I searched and even questioned myself to understand the complexity of its meaning and its action, especially where people are concerned. People, who are continuous, devoted and enduring in lifeís task is worth knowing and finding out but not found on my journey of life. Thereís so much distrust, erected walls and mounts of attitudes from the lack of sincerity of character in this area.

I found myself succumbing to the lack thereof for reasons that were and is very minute and trivial. I had to regroup and get back to what I knew was right and righteous. People are saying one thing today and then tomorrow thereís another version of the same situation without remorse.

We all should have a desire to fulfill every promise and keep our word with everything that we do; however something surfaces within you that tell you that itís not worth it or needed, because itís not returned or found elsewhere. You readily embrace the best way out for you and the things most popular, regardless of how wrong it may be.

There is a strong need for you to curtail the syndrome or label of being weak when doing that which you know is right to do. You want to be consistent in your walk and plans as you would desire others to be unto you but if an act is never demonstrated how others would know.

I seek and long for a fad or policy where such quality is to be exemplified in our lives, relationships, families, society, politics, churches and other places where itís deemed mandatory without question. People seems to commit to things and people, only when they have a particular need or motive; only to learn later that they will not receive or maintain any loyal or permanent connections having such mindset or lifestyle when discovered.

I particularly have a yearning and hunger as the craving of an addict to find one with a consistency in character that keeps them faithful in what they say, what they do and believes. The integrity of the people in our society is so rare and has lessened to the degree of it being extinct and unknown today.

There is this attitude of the lizard where one chooses to respond and adapt to whatever the present situations and circumstances are, for the temporal pleasures and acceptance of people. It leaves a huge void in their lives because of the absence of total devotion and dedication to anything or anyone. People fear rejection, thought of being different, and fear of losing self and the knowledge of being predictable, as their reason for the shortcoming.

There is no greater elation then knowing that youíve maintained a consistency in every aspect of your life, plans and relationships that have brought you the same results every time from others.
There would be no room for assuming, questioning, fear, distrust, doubt, or unbelief ever. You know because you have experienced the results from the fruit of your own labor since you have continued to do what is essential to obtain the needed and desired results, returning to you every time.

You can make any life purposeful and significant when you maintain an attitude of achieving and completing the tasks that people have placed in your care, as well as depending on you.
Iím having a cathartic moment from just sharing and writing about such needed and desired trait. There is no better attribute that one could give to another or anything in life other than love. The rewarding feeling will permeate an odor of freshness in the atmosphere to those around you. The excitement as you inhales the fresh aroma of your surroundings, from maintaining a constant and dedicated outlook in and for your relationships, plans, and entire lifestyle.

I trust that you will accompany me on this journey in obtaining and maintaining the lifestyle that exemplifies total dedication to self and others as the world will become a better oasis for us to dwell in and love. I pass the baton to you as you pass it on to those who embrace and desire such qualities as well. Thank you.

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Kristine Baker01/14/12
I struggle to get the point on this writing as it seems too wordy.
wendell a brown 01/16/12
Sincere heartfelt thoughts. Christ said wide is the road to destruction and many find it, narrow is the road to life and few people find it. The world has turned many into modern day Sadducees and Pharisees. Stay the course even Elijah lost His faith thinking he was the only one to serve God out of thousands but the Lord told him he had another few hundred in a nearby cave. Stay the course and use your gift to light the fires in the spirits of many and even if you don't see the results here, remember "one plants, one waters, and another reaps"...and God's eyes sees it all! Nice writing!
Martha Black01/18/12
It is easy to see that you have written something that you are passionate about, and that come through. I do have a suggestion for you though. Go back and read this article very slowly out loud. Doing so is one of the best ways of discovering errors you might have made.
Keep writing and keep learning!