The other morning on our vacation, we did this “totally human” thing. We were messing around when we were supposed to be studying and praying. We were talking, dancing, playing, being silly and rolling around on the floor.
All of the sudden it was time to check out of the hotel…but we hadn’t even read our Bible!
A lot of times I won’t allow myself to do the thing I WANT to do until I finish that thing I know I SHOULD do. It’s one of the only ways I know to keep myself disciplined and heading the right direction. But some days I have such a good excuse! (Like ‘it’s not my fault it’s checkout time!’)
Here’s what I have found, there is NEVER a shortage of good EXCUSES.
• I CAN’T exercise, today…I just washed my hair.
• I CAN’T read my Bible, this morning…I woke up late.
And those, are just a couple of small ones. What about the BIG excuses we make to God, that may be holding us back?
• I CAN’T start a business…I’m just a single mom.
• I CAN’T go into the ministry…how would I get by without a corporate paycheck?
• I CAN’T get into shape, now…I’m way too far gone.
• I CAN’T go back to school…I work full-time AND I have kids!
My biological clock is ticking! IF ONLY, I was younger. IF ONLY, I was still single? It’s just TOO LATE for me!
We have all these brilliant reasons why we CAN’T do what God has called us to do. So, our divine destiny has been put ON HOLD.
Don’t let delayed OBEDIENCE result in a delayed BLESSING! Just get up and do it, NOW! Do it AFRAID! No more EXCUSES!
What are some of your BEST, “go-to” excuses? Honesty promotes encouragement. C’mon! I shared mine! Take a moment and share with us, here.
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