It’s a real word. I looked it up. Of course spell check doesn’t recognize it. Maybe it just wants me to add a hyphen.
I read an article last night about a high school football player who had committed to play football for the University of Oklahoma, but had later decided to decommit.
Decommit. Is it just me or does it just not sound like a real word? It’s kind of like the word “misremember.”
My guess is that you wouldn’t have found that word in the dictionary a hundred years ago or maybe even a couple decades ago. For the most part, we used to take commitments more seriously. A handshake and someone’s word were enough to seal the deal. They meant something.
But now, we just decommit.
High school athletes decommit from a university football program.
Husbands and wives decommit from from each other.
We decommit from churches.
We decommit from financial obligations.
We even decommit from our children.
And yet God says, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
It’s good to know He’s not like us.