By Neema Suma
Recently, I bought a poster that reads NO EXCUSES and hung it on the wall in my room, across my bed, just so I could see and read it every day. For me, the words on my poster serve as a constant reminder to exercise and eat healthy regularly, without making excuses.
I have struggled with excuses in different aspects of my life. Many times, I talked myself out of things. For example, for a while, I convinced myself that I did not have to attend weekday services.
“It is just a short service,” I would say, “I won’t miss much”
Excuses are lies we tell ourselves to justify disobedience. Every time you make an excuse, you especially towards the things of God or the assignments He has given you, you disobey and; may I remind you: disobedience is a sin.
Stop looking for reasons why you can not take action. Do not blame your environment or situation for your failure to complete your assignment. God is a not a man that He should lie, He has everything well thought of and planned. Every assignment He gives you, He will surely make the provisions available so you can reach completion.
When Moses was sent to Egypt to free his people, he was doubtful. Even after God used him to showed him miracles, he was still worried and anxious. God reassured him and made provisions for his assignment by sending Aaron his way to be his spokesperson.
When God tells you “this is where I want you to be” that is where you should be. It is not a time to air out your opinions as to why you should not or can not be there. God is omniscient. He knows all things, He misses nothing. He will not give you more than you can bear.
If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. - 1 John 3:20
If you want to be great, this year, obey the word of God and stop making excuses!
Action Point: Allow God to use you, listen to Him and follow what He says and, everlasting joy shall be yours.
Biblical Inspiration: Luke 14:15-20