is a phrase that I have found to be quite useful as I navigate this journey of life. I am certainly not suggesting that we avoid making any promises, but only that we make sure we don’t get people’s hopes up when we cannot back up our commitments with 100% surety (myth vs. experience). Additionally, we needn’t “run faster than [we] have strength” (Mosiah 4:27) in trying to keep promises we perhaps should not have made in the first place. Now, don’t be calling me lazy! As I have said before, I desire to serve others, get out of my comfort zone, and work hard. Still though, I cannot do it all. Neither can you. Neither can any one person (and that’s okay, ya’ll!) So we must decide what kinds of things are worth the word “promise” (or at least the level of commitment that it implies). But when we do make those promises, let’s make them count!
line of propriety, line of propriety, line of propriety, line of propriety,
“I never make a promise I don’t intend to keep.”
~John Michael Montgomery
1) What promises have you made (or will make) that are important to keep (family, covenants, relationships, employment, etc.)?
2) What are some aspects of your life about which you should probably not make promises?
And now, one final question:
Is this blog the best thing in the world?