“Never make a promise you can’t keep.” Herb Tatum
The intent is not to discuss the possibilities that exist when it comes to making promises. We all realize there can be circumstances that prevent us from keeping a promise. However, this is not the point of this thought.
What is the point? We need to be careful and thoughtful before speaking. It is not about making a promise by swearing on the Bible, “a dead relative, or even those who are not feeling so good.” (If the last part does not make sense, then watch the 2002 movie, The Count of Monte Cristo)
Jesus noted several times the need for us to be careful about our words. Our “yes” needs to mean “yes” and our “no,” “no.” When we say we are going to do something, then do it.
Nothing is more frustrating than when someone says, “I’ll call you right back,” and then they never do. This is magnified even more when it extends into other areas.
Be a leader who is bound to their word. Never make a promise you can’t keep!