"My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, Have given a pledge for a stranger, If you have been snared with the words of your mouth, Have been caught with the words of your mouth, Do this then, my son, and deliver yourself; Since you have come into the hand of your neighbor, Go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor. Give no sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids; Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hunter's hand And like a bird from the hand of the fowler." Pr. 6:1-5, NASB.
I make a lot of mistakes, many of them with my words. I sometimes make, or imply, commitments thoughtlessly. A wise person knows, going back on even a small commitment is not a small matter. Yet, a wise person is also ready to eat humble pie.
Today, I want to be quick to own my errors, mistakes, and false promises. I want to be humble, acknowledge when I've trapped myself with my own words, and accept whatever consequences come.
I think most of our friends are more than ready to release us from foolish obligations.