Many times we say that we are going to do things, with EVERY intention of doing exactly as we say…. Whereas sometimes we tell people what they want to hear versus being truthful with our intentions!!! But why do we lie about things like this… Why do we make promises that we KNOW we are not going to keep?? Why do we insist on saying that we will do things, when deep down we know that we will not follow thorough??
As a child of God, how would you feel if The Lord reneged on some of his promises. Deuteronomy 31:6 says: “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” — But what if you were in the midst of some mess and God just said “Oh… Not today, I’m failing him today!!! He isn’t worthy!!”… Or how about God’s promise in Isaiah 41:10, ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ — But what if God said, “Oh, I’m gone, you was strong and mighty last night, you don’t need me… You don’t need my help!! You got this playa!!”… How would you feel about that???
Like for real, how would we feel if God treated us like that?? How would we feel if someone that we love, respect, cherish, depend on, etc. did not follow through with the promises that they made!! I already know, it would genuinely hurt!! It would be a palpable hurt. We would lose faith in that person and everything that they say from then on out would be null and void, regardless of their intentions!!!
We have to keep our word to others just as we expect people to keep their word to us. But not only that, we have to keep our vows and commitments that we make to God, for him to see us faithful. Numbers 30:2 lays it out PLAIN and CLEAR to us, “If a man vows a vow to the LORD, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth”.
Keeping our word is imperative to our walk with Christ!!! Keeping our word is also imperative to any and every relationship in which we engage!!! Be the friend that others can rely on!!! Be the person that EVERYONE knows will follow through!!! Be great in every aspect of your life and know that GOD sees your faithfulness but most of all, he will honor your faithfulness to Him.
Let us pray: Heavenly Father, we come to you right now, thanking you for your grace and your new mercies!!! Thanking you for you for protecting us even when we knew we were wrong!! Thanking you for keeping your promises to us even when we are undeserving!! Lord we pray right now, asking you to forgive us. Forgive us for not doing as we say, not keeping promises to you or to our friends, family, peers or colleagues! God forgive us for not being the man or woman of God that you have called us to be!!! Lord we just want to be great!!! We want to live like you and be an influence to all of those around us!!! Thank you Lord for meeting us where we are and giving us the tools we need to survive!! We will work harder to keep our word!!! We will strive to keep our promises and glorify you in the midst!!! We thank you and praise you for EVERYTHING you are doing in our lives!!! I say this prayer in your son Jesus name I pray. Amen and Praise God!!