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RHEMA 2/12/08  DONíT MAKE COMMITMENTS YOU CANT KEEP

 

QUICKENED MEMORY: Last month the Lord spoke to me about people who make promises and then break them. In these last few years, He has been teaching me how to follow through and respond appropriately to people when they fail, and also stay faithful to my assignments in the Lord, regardless of being disappointed.

 

HEARDSalesman.  Dont make promises you cant keep.

 

HEARD [right after I was praying over the pain of that time]:  Bitter pill, it depends on which way you look at it.  Weíll make it up to you.  I promise.  Commitment.  You followed through, you kept your appointments. Assignment, yes you followed it.  You followed My instructions. 

 

HEARD:  Contention.  Itís a kind way to close the doors.  Forgiveness.  You did that.  Yes you followed through. 

 

VISION:  I had in my hand a pile of transparent 1 inch marbles.  They were very pretty and looked like clear agates.  There were too many of them to fit in my hand and 2 fell out and rolled away on the floor in a public meeting place where people were sitting facing the front.  In trying to juggle the marbles I had, in an effort to retrieve those I had dropped, I dropped 3 more.  I then realized if I wanted to retrieve what fell from my hand, I would have to set the rest aside and leave them and not carry them with me.  I knew if I didnt, I was in danger of losing more and I could find no place safe to set down what I still had in my hand. 

 

HEARD:  Iím coming back.  How long do you have to be gone?  Not necessarily so.  I will if He says to. 

 

IMPRESSION:  I had the impression that the conversation was about being gone in order to go after the marbles that had dropped to the ground.

 

HEARD:  Ugh EXCUSE ME.  (I was surprised when I heard that.  I suddenly knew the Lord had been listening to peopleís thoughts above and He was trying to get room to speak what HIS perspective was about where they were going.

 

COMMENT:  Then I proceeded to hear the Lord tell me several things that were NOT my assignment from Him.  I was actually surprised, relieved and grateful to hear what He was not expecting from me. 

 

Matt 5:33-37 AMP
Again, you have heard that it was said to the men of old, You shall not swear falsely, but you shall perform your oaths to the Lord {as a religious duty}.   But I tell you, Do not bind yourselves by an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is the throne of God;  Or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. {Ps 48:2; Isa 66:1.}  And do not swear by your head, for you are not able to make a single hair white or black.  Let your Yes be simply Yes, and your No be simply No; anything more than that comes from the evil one. {Lev 19:12; Num 30:2; Deut 23:21.} 

 

WORD TO PONDER:  2/12/08  DONíT COMMIT TO MORE THAN YOU CAN CARRY

When your hands are more than full, and you have too much to carry, listen.  When you are moving and juggling a lot of issues from one place to another, and there is no room  to put them down to rest, listen.  Precious ones, heed the cost of commitment.  Resist making promises you can not keep.  Do not schedule yourselves so thin that you can not keep your appointments.  I have already given you assignments and loads to carry, so consider what you already have in your hand. 

 

In this season, I have not asked you to go back and recover something you have lost.  I will be giving you an entire season of restoring years of loss.  Right now, I want you to concentrate on what you already have in your care and be faithful to move it into alignment with My will and purposes, and not bite off more than you can chew.  Please ask Me about new opportunities before making your decisions.  You are in danger of losing what you are already carrying if you carry more right now, so stay low and pray. 

 

Luke 14:28-31 NKJV

For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost , whether he has enough to finish it ó   lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,  saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.' 

 

Luke 9:61-62 NKJV

And another also said, "Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house."  But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." 

 

 


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Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandyís book, ď101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.Ē  Website:
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