Don’t Hold Your Breath

Don’t Hold Your Breath

Has anyone ever told  you they would do something for you and you’re still waiting?  Many reasons (excuses) are offered as to why they have not yet been able to do it, but you’re still on their to-do list.  You begin to wonder just how long their to-do list is, or perhaps they continue to rearrange the order of the items on that list and somehow you keep slipping to the bottom.  We’ve all experienced this, or worse, been the procrastinator.  But the simple truth is:  if something is important enough to us, we get it done. And if not, it remains perpetually pending. And it’s not a good feeling to be left pending.  Examine your life.  Your integrity and character is almost entirely based on your words and whether you are true to them.  Are you a person of your word?  Can people depend on you?  Are others able to rely on what you tell them and know that what you say will come to pass (sooner rather than later).  Our words mean absolutely nothing if our actions do not back them up.  Know the difference between making a promise you can’t keep and making a promise you don’t want to keep.  When you legitimately can’t keep a promise there is usually a good reason, but when you don’t want to keep a promise, there is always a poor excuse.

5 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(ESV)

23 You shall be careful to do what has passed your lips, for you have voluntarily vowed to the LORD your God what you have promised with your mouth. Deuteronomy 23:23 (ESV)

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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. Numbers 30:2 (ESV)

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Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. 1 Corinthians 4:2 (ESV)