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Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Good Conviction

"I want to be a woman of my word."
I was feeling a bit convicted this morning and that phrase kept coming to mind.  

If I say I'm going to do something I should do it - not blame it on being a procrastinator.  Why would I want to label myself as something so negative anyway?

Everyone I know should NOT expect me to be late.  Newer acquaintances should not be kept waiting. 

Just a couple of things I struggle with: not being on time and taking way too long to do what I am supposed to.  I realized that both of them mean I don't keep my word.

The Bible says I should keep my word.  That should be enough to straighten me out.  But I've read those verses before.  And the ones in the old testament that are even stronger, about keeping a vow to the Lord. Sometimes other things in life need to slap us in the face, um, I mean, remind us.

I felt that twinge of conviction this morning when I was headed to pick up my husband who is always early to work.  With one vehicle in the shop we're doing a lot of picking up and dropping off lately. There he was: depending on me to get him there...standing by the mailbox holding his lunch, looking like a kid waiting for the school bus.  I remembered a time years ago when I shared a car with someone else, who left me waiting often.  I hated that feeling of being stranded.  Maybe because sometimes I was!  

That feeling of conviction, sometimes guilt, is what I need to kick me in the butt and remind me to be a woman of my word.  With God's help, I will be!