“If a man vows a vow (or promise) to the Lord or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.” - Numbers 30:2
Making a sacred commitment to yourself is significant because it is a promise or vow you made to yourself, someone else and God. It is a conscious choice you made to be one hundred percent committed with pure intention to live it out. It is a sacred promise to uphold and honor your integrity.
Jesus is the ultimate promise keeper. We are covered by the blood of Jesus and his promises. When we are tempted to be frustrated, give up, give in and or quit, do as Jesus did, recite the Scriptures. Remember to utilize the sword (Bible) to stand on his word and overcome temptation.
Making a sacred commitment with yourself means loving one’s self and others. It means we don’t enter into a sacred promise and commitment completely unprepared or with false expectations. When we break our promise, we are completely missing the experience to learn and grow. It is a sacred commitment with someone who is going to challenge us with the opportunity to participate in feeling every emotion that we have a capacity to feel. How are you? Manage promises and commitments to find your character before man and God.
What if you approached your promises from God‘s perspective? What have you valued your promise and commitment as God does? “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, loving favor rather than silver and gold.” Proverbs 22:1. Forgiveness, integrity, and sticking power of promises are the main ingredients of commitment.
“ I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man’s word should be as good as his bond; that character – not wealth, or power or position – it’s a supreme worth.” J.D. Rockefeller
*Give yourself the gift of experiencing 52 Lessons in the My Agreements with Me for Believers workbook. Learn even more about the prices you pay for broken promises with yourself and others and what the Bible says about it.