How many times have you been disappointed by what others have promised they will do for you?
Well, truth of the matter is, we all have. This can be a very frustrating thing to endure because at times we do want to take people at their word, but this not always the case.
Another truth is that people are capable of lying. We must not be quick to make promises that we are unable to fulfill. Of course, we know that are times we cannot fulfill the words we have spoken due to an unforeseen obstacle that may have gotten in the way. We still should do our upmost to follow-through. This will prevent us from looking like or taken as one who lie. Our character is one the line when we don’t do what we say. If you are having a difficult time in keeping your word, it is best not to make promises. Once your word go out, it can never return. Also, word will get around whether or not you have integrity in this area. Many times people character have been on the line based upon what they say. Ask yourself, is my word my bond or am I having a hard time keeping my word after it is made? There is a remedy if you have sucked in this area. You can recover your character, if you have the heart to do so. The first thing to do is repent. Ask the Father to forgive you for breaking promises you did not fulfill. Then renounce and denounce all open door that could have been opened, not only in your life, but also in the lives of others you have made promises to. This will allow you to have a fresh start in your character building. Go to the person or people you made the promise to and ask for forgiveness. They will in return see that you are willing to make amends. Although, it will take time for some to get over the disaster that it could have caused, at least you have done your part in getting it right. Don’t allow your character to be in shambles due to past broken promises. You can recover and become known as a person of promise keeping instead of promise breaking. You can start today!
*It is a snare for a man to devote rashly something as holy, and afterward to reconsider his vow.
[Proverbs 20:25 NKJV]
*Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.’ But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black. But let your Yes be Yes and your No, No. For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
[Matthew 5:33-37 NKJV]
*But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No” be “No,” lest you fall into judgment. [James 5:12 NKJV]