Many did not understand what this woman was doing. As he walked he hummed one of the last lullabies he would sing to his baby and a tear wetted his cheeks, but his feet did not stop until he reached the temple doors. I can imagine a sad heart and eyes full of tears. This woman, Ana, was giving her only son, her miracle, her one-year-old baby, to the service of God. Nobody understood the decision of this "denaturalized" mother, but there was something bigger than the feelings of a mother, something much bigger than seeing a child grow up. Above all, she had made a promise to God.
(This story is in the bible, read it: 1 Samuel 1)
Ana could not have children and she suffered a lot because of it. Until one day, she promised God that if she gave him a child, she would give it to him. I do not know about you, but sometimes when we are having a need, we ask God for a miracle or bless us with / in something, and at the same time we promise God many things if he moves "FIRST". Then when He fulfills and then we have to do our part, we often fill ourselves with excuses such as: "God, understand that it is difficult now", or "I need one (and even another) confirmation", and "Suddenly this is not of God ", etc. But that's when it touches us. Where many of us do not live up to what we promise.
Do you know what's funny? God always fulfills his promise first than you. So that you have reached the dilemma of having to decide whether to fulfill your promise or not, it is because you feel that you are obligated, because God fulfilled first, it was never the other way around. Think about this:
Remember that the last words of Jesus were "CONSUMED IS", which also means "PROMISE FULFILLED".
Do you remember that promise you made to God? Perhaps today the Holy Spirit is bringing that promise to memory. Then do not give it back, just take it! I assure you that no matter how difficult it is, you will find eternity in it.
Deuteronomy 23: 21-23
When you vow to Jehovah your God, do not delay in paying it; for Jehovah your God will certainly demand of you, and it would be sin in you.
But when you abstain from promising, there will be no sin in you.
But whatever came out of your lips, you will keep it and keep it, as you promised to the LORD your God, by paying the voluntary offering you promised with your mouth.
Pastor Sebastián Alencastre