It is one thing to share testimonies of what you are doing FOR the Lord of your commitments to follow Him and of your commitments to several good works, but that is not what sinners need to hear. They want to hear what the Lord has done for you so that they can have that hope in Him too for their own lives. Talking about your commitments and what you are doing for the Lord is something that will disheartened the sinner, seeing how sin has dominion over their lives and see no hope in themselves to make such commitments to follow Jesus nor make any such commitments to do good works FOR Jesus. I contend that Jesus had never talked to his disciples in making commitments or promises or any kind of religious man-made bondages to follow Him because they were to be free to follow Him by faith alone. It is in that way, others sees your faith & hope in Him, not only in Him as Saviour for eternal life that you are saved, BUT in Him as your Good Shepherd in helping you to follow Him & live as His friend. So let's see what is a false witness from a true one. John 5:31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. Now what does John 5:31 says about talking about your commitments? Don't do it. John 7:18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. Now what does John 7:18 says about your commitments versus faith in Him? Your commitments exalts you and you will get the praise from men for keeping it, BUT it is unrighteousness in the eyes of God whereas speaking of your faith in Him in what He has done for you, is doing for you, and will do for you exalts Jesus Christ wherein people will praise God for His work in you & sinners may be converted to Him. John 3:28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. 29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. So we need His help to stop talking about ourselves & our commitments & our promises but rather speak of Jesus Christ & His promises to us in seeking His glory & not our own. Otherwise, we risk defiling ourselves by our false witnessing. Matthew 15:7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: 11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.....18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20 These are the things which defile a man: Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips. I find it significant that the Lord would have those two verses together because making commitments is testifying to being committed or in bondage to doing something for the Lord tomorrow too. James 4:13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. May the Lord help correct our testimonies so that we exalt Him & His promises to us for others to see our hope & faith in Him for our lives. Psalm 19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. 13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. 14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage....5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. Philippians 1: 6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: ....11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. This is why it is written that the just shall live by faith in the Son of God and all of His promises to us, and not by keeping their commitments. Truly, the power in living the christian life is by faith in the Son of God as our Good Shepherd that He will help us to follow Him as His disciple. Trust Him to set you free to rest in Him today that He will help you to follow Him, because He really is your Good Shepherd too.