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Round To It

There’s a phrase we often use when we lack the time, the interest, or the drive to do something.



I’ve noticed that I use it when Camille asks me to hang pictures around the house or to fix something that’s broken. Our oldest son sometimes uses it when we ask him to do chores. What can I say?! He gets it honest.


Sometimes people use it when they’ve been meaning to write a letter to an old friend or been meaning to call someone just to see how they are doing. It’s an easy phrase to say. It just kind of rolls off the tongue.


“I’ll get around to it.”


We say it with the best of intentions. However, when those intentions lack action, others around us find us to be unreliable. Fortunately, God is gracious, but God also desires for us to have integrity. Before we say we’ll do something just to pacify someone or to make us feel better about ourselves, maybe it’s best to just be honest about our limitations. And sure, things will inevitably come up that make us scrap our plans, but as much as we can, we should keep our commitments.


In a world that is unreliable, we’re reminded that Jesus taught us to:

Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ - Matthew 5:37

Surely, he knew that tomorrow’s letters never get written.

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