the meaning of PROMISE...

Philippines
June 18, 2011 1:07am CST
A promise?? what do you think is the real meaning of promise? I have heard that word and even used that word since I was a kid. If my sibling ask me to do something then I ask my other sibling to promise me to buy something or what. Elementary, High school, college, or even in a relationship or friendship use that word? But do you think that a promise really works? Well, for some it is so easy to fulfill the promises that has been made and for some it is difficult to do or it defines as a big responsibility. Some may think like a promise is somewhat like babies.... It is so easy to make but so hard to deliver. :D
9 responses
@dyeni23 (128)
18 Jun 11
A promise isn't something that isn't made to be broken. Cos what comes along that promise is trust as well.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
18 Jun 11
True when we are young we use the word promise, promise. Many times we may not comply. Still there may not be any guilt feeling in us because we are small or young. But as we grow old we attach importance for our words so we would not like to promise without our being convinced. Another group of elderly people they promise with awareness that they are not going to fulfil the promise and they do it go make financial gains, status gains, for the sake of business. In business world promising is done to make advantage of a situation.
• Philippines
18 Jun 11
Yes it's true, saying promises are very easy to say, but sometimes when these are to be performed to fulfill is quite hard. For me the perfect meaning of promise is JESUS! Because He has the one who has so many promises and they are made to be fulfilled. Whereas, as far as humans are concerned promises as they say are made to be broken. Though we try our very best to accomplish the promise we said but sometimes we broke it for some reasons. That's why when it comes to promises, I will always come up to think of Jesus' words in the bible esp. when He promise that "If we confess our sins, He is faithful to forgive us" 1 John 1:9. And so many marvelous promises of Jesus that we can rely on for the rest of lives. God Speed!
• Philippines
18 Jun 11
Promise is an expression of assurance. Like you, before, I used to make a promise with my sibling, friends, and significant others. But later on, I found out that it would be better if we say like this, "If God willing". I realize that we should not make a promise if we don't think that we are able to keep it. Only GOD knows when our life will end. We do not know if we are still alive tomorrow. So it would be better if we do not make a promise but instead say "if GOD willing." You've got a good topic janefatima. Take care and GOD bless!
• India
18 Jun 11
We all make promises in life, but actually seeing the fact when it comes to fulfill if it is a difficult task some do real back their self towards the promise that is been made. I started to use to word promise during my childhood but later i didnt used it much infant you can say i never used this word during until and when i was in a relationship with a girl i had to make lot of promises, during the start of my relationship though i made lot of promises but i cant fulfill some of them, for example small promises like to help my GF or do some work i never used to do it then i used to feel a guilt that i make promises but i dont fulfill it, also during speaking with friends somehow the word promise comes from my mouth then its like i get sticked to the promise. So concluding i would like to tell that before using the word promise make sure you have the full guarantee of achieving it or else dont do it.
@amora123 (85)
• Philippines
18 Jun 11
Since childhood, we use the word promise to our playmates or friends. But for me promise is a word that somebody says if he is really sure of what he thinks and said... Promise is a word that can easily be said but it's meaning is very hard to explain.
@Angelgirl16 (2177)
• United States
18 Jun 11
Keeping a promise is an honorable thing; if someone says they are going to do something or not do something, then they should do everything possible to keep their word. However, there are times when keeping your promise is just impossible, such as if you get caught in unexpected heavy traffic and you are not on time to an important events or getting someone to the airport to catch an on time flight. If this kind of situation happens, then the person should be forgiven. I think parents make the worse mistakes by not keeping their promise to their children, especially the small ones children totally believe what their parents tell them,so when the promise is broken so is the heart. I would rather be known as a person who keeps promises that a person who is a liar.
@ramp123 (191)
• India
18 Jun 11
A promise is something which you commit to do , and HAS to be done. no discussions, no compromise. Backing out of a promise is dishonest. If you intend to do something, but are not sure you can, just say 'I will try", but don't ever promise, unless you are going to keep the promise.
@shrijsr (577)
• Bangalore, India
18 Jun 11
Hello again janefatima! Promise yes, as you explained, we have been using it since I was a kid or may be since I have started speaking! But yes, i have stopped using the word PROMISE after sometime when I realized the meaning and the seriousness of the word! I don't make promises to anyone at all. I feel personally that if a person is to make a promise, then the person should be fully sure of what he is up to! If not he shouldn't make any promises! If someone promises you, then you just don;t have to worry about it anymore is what it means and you can be 100% sure that the thing you asked for will happen no matter what! Well, this was the case earlier. But today i don't think people are so serious about the word and they use it even for nothing also. They use it selfishly for getting things done for that moment. I prefer, its better to say a No rather than promising an Yes. The No will hurt the person for a moment but the falsely uttered Yes will hurt the person for all his life! Cheers!