The act of pledging or setting aside something—a dedication—is what defines the word commitment. So, when we commit ourselves to doing something, we have to follow through, or else we could be considered dishonest and even unreliable. Once we say yes, we have to do it, unless subsequent circumstances justify a change.
We all may have specific goals in life, but how committed are we in pursuing those goals? If there is something we are striving for and are serious about, do we keep trying or will we give up soon after we have started?
There may be a “trial and error” process to find out whether or not we are pursuing the correct goals. Nevertheless, to be successful, we have to work hard and stay committed unless it becomes clear that we are not following God’s lead. (DJS)