Came across this verse as I was reading tonight. I wanted to write an article that was short and spiritual. Something like this:
It is a very rare thing for me to make promises. I simply don’t want to break them. I don’t want my words to be taken lightly. I say something and I’m sincere about it. As a boss in the middle, we should all follow this model.
That, however, is an irresponsible and untrue representation of the truth. Let me explain who I really am and what I learned tonight.
The truth is, I often say things to myself and others, in an attempt to hold myself accountable, only to fail at following through. I just don’t call them promises.
“I’m going to get in shape”
“I’m going to eat right”
“I’m going to reach out to friends more”
“I’m going to study and meditate on God’s word everyday”
I guess the lesson here is that I need to be more mindful of my speech and humble in my approach. I should take the “I’m going to … ” out of my decrees and say “Lord I need help to …”
That way it’s a request for help, rather than an empty vow.
Ok, now the article is better. By better, I mean truthful.