A friend promised you last week that you’ll see each other today but you didn’t see him or her. You tried to contact him or her but you don’t receive any response.
How about a person whom you lend a money and promised you to pay within 3 months and yet no payment was made after the first one?
I don’t believe that promises are meant to be broken, rather people are broken that’s why they often break their commitments.
Francis Kong said: “Honor your commitment(s). Commitment means you will follow through with your promises even if the mood is against it and the feelings of wanting to do it when promised is gone. Your word is your bond, your promise good as gold.”
Once you made a commitment, you seal it with bond and it is as good as gold. Try to break one, you’ll never earn it back.
I have so many encounters with people who often break their commitments. They often make excuses when their not interested or not their priority and make promises because they fear to reject the person.
It takes maturity to honor your words.
If you can’t commit, it doesn’t hurt to say “no”, rather than giving the other person false expectations and make so many lame excuses in the end.
Honor your words, the Bible tells us in James 5:12:
“But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your ‘yes’ be yes and your ‘no’ be no so that you may not fall under condemnation.”
And what if we do not? The Bible tells us that Acts 5:1–10 might happen to us.
Why do we need to honor our words?. Because in 1 John 2:5 says;
“But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this, we may know that we are in him.”
1 John 2:5 reminded me that God is not a god of confusion. Whatever He promised surely it will happen.
I admit that sometimes I failed to honor my words or commitments, that’s why as I wrote this, I also preaching to myself.
Friends, let us not be full of words but full of love and action. Let our good deeds become the evident of the glory of God in our lives.
I end this post with a verse from James 4:17:
“Remember it is a sin to know, what you ought to do and then not do it.”
Think about it.