Ecclesiastes 5:4-5 KJV
When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.
 Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
I have a friend who would usually say, “Why the rush, go home and think about what to tell God before committing yourself, He’s not going anywhere.” The first time I heard this from him was at a Charismatic Renewal Fund Raising Event we attended at Christ The King Hall, Accra.
Well, indeed God was going nowhere and I did not need to make any hasty decision I wouldn’t be able to honour. He was right!
Many would argue that I should have acted as I felt moved by the Spirit and not necessarily listened to him, but indeed if the prompting came from the Spirit, it wouldn’t really have made any difference waiting.
Hannah made a vow to God, It wasn’t a hasty decision, it was premeditated and she knew the implications. What was more, she kept her word. This discipline is what God requires, according to the Philosopher.
I know how tempting it is to make a pledge in the midst of the crowd, or promise God a thing when you are in a tight situation, in an attempt to find a divine-exit, but these are only emergency vows. They could actually land you in deeper waters than you originally were in.
Have a blessed Friday.