25 Sept 2013
A promise gives hope and makes people excited. The promise-maker can become popular very fast and receive the support from the people he made the promises to - a deal, a favor, a commitment. His ratings go up. Because he is reaping the initial rewards, he is tempted to walk away and not do the hard work on delivering his promises. He goes to another group and makes new promises and start taking the benefits again. Making promises and not keeping them is very common.
It is effortless to break a promise. Many people are doing it regularly. However, consider some results a promise-breaker will get.
1. Make a lot of people angry.
2. Make people distrust him. His bad reputation will catch up very soon and start to precede him.
3. Frustrate people and make them feel betrayed .
4. Kill team spirit.
5. Invite loads of criticisms.
6. Sabotage his own dreams and ambitions and then wonder why he failed.
8. Live like a hermit, for the people close to him will leave him. Families fall apart.
9. Be his own worst enemy.
10. Endure an unfulfilled life.
There will be a immediate cost to pay when you keep your promises but to break them incurs a much much higher price tag over a much much longer period of time.
Stop Breaking and Start Honoring your promises.
DONT JUST BE A PROMISE-MAKER; BE A PROMISE KEEPER!
'Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill?...He...who keeps his oath even when it hurts…He who does these things will never be shaken.' Ps.15:1,4,5