Am I dependable?
break, nor alter what my lips have uttered…Everything will be accomplished” (Ps 89:34; Mt 5:18). This quality of His being 100% reliable and dependable extends out into the future too because “God is the same yesterday, today and forever” (Heb 13:8). He is totally trustworthy. As His children, we should have the same characteristics.
This good character quality is established over time with repeated opportunities to reinforce being loyal, especially when the novelty of a repeated task wears off. However, like with temptation a failure can tarnish a person's reputation. Dependable people keep their word; this reflects in their trustworthiness, honesty and responsibility. Such people also know their limits by not over-committing to what they know they can't fulfill. Can others rely on us – do we honour our word?
See also: faithfulness loyalty, reliable.