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.”

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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.




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