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.
My weekly devotional….😊
Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? The hare was all about living life in the fast lane, relying on his speed to get him to the finish line before the rest. The tortoise on the other hand, understood that the race is not to the swift (Ecclesiastes 9:11), and in the end he was victorious.
Everywhere we look there’s a battle. In John 10:10 we’re told that our enemy, the thief, comes only to steal, kill and destroy, so it shouldn’t surprise us when we’re being bombarded from every side. If it’s not our health it’s our finances. If it’s not our finances it’s our relationships or jobs. The list drags on, along with the stress. It wears us down, and frankly, it gets old sometimes! Sometimes I am simply tired of fighting. I want to be done with the struggles and done with the constant need to keep my armor on.
Few things hurt me more than being misunderstood. Sometimes my words are taken out of context or misconstrued. Or my actions are misinterpreted and misjudged. I know I’m far from perfect, but when people look at me and don’t really see me, it leaves me feeling sad and unsure.