I might expect someone known for a lack of integrity to fail to follow through on what he says, but it is disappointing when someone who should hold a high standard does so. I know sometimes things happen over which we have no control. This is particularly true for anyone in a ministerial roll. Things tend to come up faster than one can deal with them. That’s why it is particularly important not to over commit. Most people want to please. We don’t like to tell people something they don’t want to hear. We may have a genuine desire to serve, but we need to be wise. A promise broken is a promise broken whatever the reason may be. If we open our mounts and say we’ll do something, we have bound ourselves to do it. We can end up really hurting the very people we mean to bless when we don’t follow through on a word given without consideration but taken seriously by the recipient. If you are in a leadership position, please be careful with your word. You have not only spoken it before man, but before God.