Excuses, excuses. Things things can prevent us from a life full of wonder and adventure. In fact, we make excuses or look to excuses so that we can be comfortable or because we lack faith. Excuses are self-inflicted harpoons of doubt that prevent us from a God-called life and mission.The sooner you can address and dismiss your excuses, the sooner you can move on to the role God wants you to play in His master plan.
What excuses are you holding to for why you can’t do something?
What reasons do you have to be “excused”?
What is making you want to “retreat” from advancement?
How can you remove any option that would cause you to not move forward?
11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
12 And God said, “I will be with you. Exodus 3: 11-12
What do your excuses show you about yourself? Your trust in God? Your willingness to truly follow Him?
57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
59 He said to another man, “Follow me.”
But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”
60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
61 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”
62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:57-62
What excuses do you make about what you “need” before you can do what God wants?
What excuses do you make about where you will go to serve God?
What excuses do you make about your family in serving God?
What excuses you from being obedient to God?