A couple of fellow motorcyclists and I have been talking about taking another long-distance trip for months. It started over a year ago and continued throughout my recent deployment.
Soon we began discussing dates, comparing calendars, and adjusting to changes. Rain or shine (and in this case, it was a lot more rain), we were riding, no excuses! Our goal: over 1,000 miles in a 24-hour period, known as the "Saddlesore 1000." We would start and finish as a team and couldn't execute unless each of us was a fully committed YES.
So many things to do, but only so much time to do them. Thus, some things don't get done. With time as our most invaluable and irreplaceable resource, we find out quickly about priorities and what truly matters.
In Matthew 5:37, Jesus says, "Let your yes be yes, and your no be no." Making and keeping a commitment to someone or something should not be negotiable.
Psalm 15 describes someone who “may dwell on God’s holy hill,” as a person of character who "swears to his own hurt and does not change.”
Remain committed to your word, even if it costs you something. Your reputation, integrity, and dependability as a person of faith who represents God's kingdom are at stake!