Dedication is defined as the quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose. It can also mean devoting or setting aside for a particular purpose. In ways, dedication can be translated into loyalty. When a person is dedicated and loyal to a purpose, task, or person, they will complete all necessary actions to see everything though in success.
If you are a college student, your dedication may involve class (and study) success. If you are a mid-level careerist, your dedication may involve consistent success in your job performance. If you are a Pastor, teacher, doctor, etc., your dedication involves people and constant study to ensure you are always on your toes for the different changes that may arise.
No matter your source and reasoning for dedication, it is needed to for your success and your focus. With a lack of dedication, you lack focus on the task at hand. Consider how unsuccessful each of the previous individuals would be, if, they were not dedicated to their specified areas.
To give a more concrete, woman specific, and biblical example of dedication, let’s talk about Esther.
Esther’s dedication began as a young girl, to her father figure (uncle), Mordecai and her dedication continued on as she began her journey in becoming queen.
Esther 2:12, details the process Esther had to endure before even being allowed to enter into the king’s bed. Can you imagine what life would be like if we had to wait, like patiently wait, without any questions wait, to receive something or to be in the presence of someone?
Do you even know what that type of discipline and dedication entails? (Don’t stay here long, the answer is NO.)
Let’s be real, we, especially as women, are extremely impatient. We want things when WE want them, and we want them in a hurry. The microwave mentality and fast paced world of technology has completely spoiled us.
Not only has it spoiled us, it has ruined us.
Esther 2:13-14, goes on to say how after the initial night of meeting the king, Esther would never go to the king again unless he had especially enjoyed her and requested her by name.