Empty promises lead to broken hearts. I’m sure we all know how it feels to be on the receiving end of this, but how often are we the ones not following through with what we’ve said? I am terribly guilty of performing lip service, but my actions haven’t always lined up with my words. I don’t set out to hurt people or be a flake, but too often busyness, distractions, pride and self-centered thinking lead me to neglecting the commitments I have made.
I’m quick to say “I’m here when you need me”, then send that call to voicemail because I don’t want to be bothered by a time-consuming conversation. Or I’ll graciously offer to lend a helping hand until it’s a task I despise (moving anyone?), and because I’d rather not be inconvenienced I suddenly become unavailable. Perhaps, and this may be the saddest of all, I’ve said I’d pray for someone, but I’ve allowed other things to garner my attention, and fail to go to God on their behalf. Ouch.
This is a humbling realization, but it’s necessary for me, for us, to be women of our word….
EMBRACE HIS GRACE!