Day 17 – “Promises” #SteeleThankful Challenge (30 Days of Thanks)
-Promises aren’t meant to be broken
-Don’t make promises you can’t keep
-2 Corinthians 1:20, Yes and Amen
Have you ever heard, “I promise I won’t break your heart.” Or, “I promise I got your back, don’t worry.”
Well, I’m not here to focus on the negative, because Lord knows I’ve experienced broken promises. I mean I’ve broken some promises too. At the end of the day all you have is your word, so I encourage us all to do better.
What promises have you made to yourself in the last 5 years? Even better, what promises have you made since January 2015. I promised myself I was going to get out of credit card debt and lose 30 pounds. Chile, can I receive partial credit? I did the Green Smoothie Challenge in October, dropped 12 pounds and that’s it. I promise I’ll do better in 2016. 😏
Promises are similar to goals. They require action and it’s okay to altar them, and be realistic. Yes, I said realistic. I’ve told you about my three promises back in 2013? Actually it was February 13, 2013 to be exact. I promised to graduate with a master’s degree, begin a children’s book series, and start a documentary studies program. Done. Done. And Done. I had to consult the above scripture, Yes and Amen!
So, what’s next? What promises do I have going forward? I promise to travel more, love more, and write more.
I had to think what will it take for me to keep my word to myself and not break these promises? I have to do more, want more, and grind. I promised to live the life that I wanted two years ago. I put in the work! Even though the person that I shared these promises with is no longer with us, I still felt accountable to not going back on my word.
Try it today. Not only are we in the month of thanksgiving it’s also a great time to re-evaluate your promises to yourself. Examples: I promised to buy a house for my kids, I promised myself I would go back to school, I promised I would work towards being a business owner, a better wife, husband, or person. Write them down and tape them to the wall, so you will have a reminder and put a date on it! It works. Trust me! I’m #SteeleThankful because of it.
What are you #SteeleThankful for?