As pastors and teachers, words are our stock in trade, but they are often the very things that can trip us up.
Do you exaggerate? Kids will catch this immediately and your integrity will be damaged.
Do you commit and not follow through? Your people will know this and your reputation will be shot.
Do you show up on time? Businessmen will see this and wonder what else is "off" in your life.
People should be able to count on every word you say, because if they can, they will listen far more closely to the truth you give them from the pulpit.