From the desk of Savannah J
Earlier tonight, my son and I were having a conversation about how times have changed in regards to people keeping their word. I remember a time when in the course of a conversation, all someone had to say was, “You have my word on it,” shake hands and it was as good as done. That was because their word meant something to them and so it was easy to keep their word to someone else.
How many times has someone made you a promise or maybe you needed them to be there for you and they let you down. Perhaps you were the culprit in the situation and uttered words you had no intention of keeping or following through on.
I recently made a phone call to a friend because my heart was hurting and I really needed to talk. She listened for a couple minutes and then told me she needed to complete a task and would call me right back. Well, that was at least five months ago. Needless to say, she never called me back. Call it what you will, but I refused to call her again. This was not the first time she had done this to me; the last disappointment was just a time too many.
When I give someone my word to help out or return a call, I remember how many times, I’ve waited for a returned call that never came. Or a much needed favor that never came to be. Many times the favor was important. This encourages me to keep my word no matter how small the favor.
Since the time my friend disappointed me, my faith has grown and I’ve come to understand what my mother meant each time she told me that God would never disappoint. I’ve learned that she was exactly right, He never slumbers or sleeps. If I need to talk with someone, He won’t put me on hold, or promise to get right back with me and not follow through.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying, we don’t need each other; I’m just saying, Jesus is always available. If you ever need someone to talk with or just listen, He’s just a prayer away.
I’m also taking it a step further and saying, if we give someone our word, be it to do a favor or just be a listening ear, follow through. Lets get back to the way things were and become people of our word. Lets get back to the days of yore when we not only had respect for others but for ourselves as well.
The next time someone calls and needs to talk be there and be present, you never know, you just may help save a life. If you are in need and no one has the time to be there, remember Jesus is always available and He will never utter the words, “I’ll call you right back.”
Until we meet again, be safe and God’s blessings!