Don’t trap yourself by making a rash promise to God
and only later counting the cost.
Opening my mailbox one day, I found an envelope from a credit card company. The envelope read, “Pay no interest for the first 30 days!” That grabbed my attention and I quickly filled out the application, put it in the self-addressed envelope, and dropped it in the mail. Within just a few days I had a new credit card. The problem was I hadn’t read through the application’s fine print and after using the card for a few months I learned that after that first month, the interest rate went up to 26 percent! Because I had signed a contract with this credit card company, I had to pay the fees.
How many times do I make a promise to God, or anyone else for that matter, and when it comes time to fulfill that promise I want to back out of the agreement? Before you promise anything, whether it’s to God, another person, or even a credit card company, think it through thoroughly. Don’t promise something too quickly; it may cost you more than you ever thought.
Christa is the founder of Teen Mother Choices and Teen Mother Choices International.