Learnings from The Promise Doctrine

February 9, 2010

Recently I began reading The Promise Doctrine co-authored by my friend Jason Womack.

As I've "worked" through this workbook over the last month, I've realized several things about promises. They are:

  • It's easy to make promises, but hard to keep them – Man, it's easy to say with your lips what might be hard to do with your back.
  • To keep your promises, monitor them regularly – If you make a promise, it can be easy to forget what you promised, to who you promised and when you promised it. Keep an eye on your promises by having a safe, secure place that you can capture and write down what promises you've made, that way you can make sure you follow through and keep them.
  • Your promises will probably have to be rescheduled – Maybe it's just me, but it seems that most of my promises have to be rescheduled. Maybe I make too many promises, or I don't give myself enough of a time to complete them, but it seems to be often that I have to reschedule or renegotiate a promises that I've made.

I'm sure there are many other promise principles to be extracted from The Promise Doctrine, but those are the ones I've taken so far.

Christopher L. Scott

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Christopher Scott is Small Groups Pastor at Rocky Hilly Community Church in Exeter, CA. He has more than ten years of experience leading volunteers, running nonprofit programs, and teaching the Bible in small group settings. He holds a bachelor's degree from Fresno Pacific University and master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

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