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Terry Brookings wrote:

Hi, guys —

I have a question.

I am scrupulous and have recently got this fear of making promises in my head to God and being bound to them (I cope with them by denying my thoughts.) These things are most likely compulsions and I know these must be worked on.

If you have any good advice for my scrupulosity and fear issues, it would be appreciated.

Thank you!


  { Do you have advice for my scrupulosity and my fears of being bound to promises I've made to God? }

Bob replied:

Dear Terry,

Thanks for the question. You have already answered it. The promises you make in your head have no binding power and God does not take them as binding.

You can consider them intentions to please God, and that is all God needs to be pleased. He knows all about your compulsory nature and looks at you like a parent does a child.

Growing up in the Lord is a life long process and thank goodness we have a very patient God, because if we didn't, very few people would ever grow up.


Bob Kirby

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