By Janet Vargas - Owner Of This Website
I think all of us has a child inside of us that feels good when promises are kept. This is a message for Today isn’t it?......where so many promises are not kept with the busy rush and pace of life_ it's activity and responsibilities? For me, I said to Jesus with some very genuine people who had good intentions I'm sure.... "regardless of those, they too have let me down."
Sometimes people can damage our trust with broken promises through sheer carelessness (rash promises) or neglect. There is a Bible verse which says to “Let your Yes be Yes and your No be No”. I say to Christians in a different website I run “Let us be keepers of His Word – that is to keep our words.” Otherwise, it is best not to make promises, even if the person may feel good for the moment – they may be twice as upset later.....hey? It's true. I have had a few repeats of this recently. Just because I write Inspirations does not mean to say I'm exempt from disappointments, and I am a happy peaceful person these days.
Sometimes we break our promises by putting things off and later we forget. Please be mindful that the person still remembers. Do you think we could think first before making a promise? Maybe we should make a commitment to that promise when we make it? We could even make a reminder note so we can't forget. And we will get to share Joy with that person when they are happy with us. Let's be thankful receivers!
A Word To Christians
It's good to follow through on our words, yes. That's actually a scriptural practice blessed by God our Saviour – we become imitators of Him because He keeps His Promises. It's especially important with children because they really trust us.
I give this encouragement to you, it says in His Word that “He is not a disappointment” He keeps His Promises – sometimes when conditions are kept. But His Love is unconditional.....His Faithfulness can be trusted.
I'm thinking about posting a 2nd article about this because it is so important_ to God, the receiver and ourselves.
I found a lot of links on Google about this type of thing, so it is very relevant in the hearts of many.
Quote: We can be genuine when making promises, it takes integrity to keep them. JV
Quote: We value a person as much as we keep our words. JV
Quote: It's the little promises we break the most because there are more of them. JV
Quote: It's best not to make too many promises to keep up with - we're sure to break them. JV
Try not to make promises to God - we only break them and feel poorly.
Let Him make them to you instead and live in appreciation of them!
YES THAT IS THE BEST WAY
What are your thoughts about this? How could we avoid disappointing others.....and how can we best recover from this type of thing? Pleasant entries please.