I've had a lot of thoughts cross my mind. Little thought, big thoughts. Surface thoughts, deep thoughts. Maybe I should write a blog, then I would get busy with the kids. Maybe I should write a blog, then I went on a trip. Maybe I should write a blog, then I was tired. Excuse, after excuse, after excuse for ten days!
That's right, it's been ten days since the last time I blogged. I'd like to say that I have a good reason for my absence, but I don't. Just excuses. Lame ones at that. If I really truly wanted to write I would have sat my butt down and wrote but instead I made excuses.
Well, I'm tired of excuses! Why do I always let them get the best of me? Do you ever run into that? Do you let excuses get the best of you at times? Excuses that put your life on hold. Excuses that quench your full potential. Just plain excuses.
Maybe they are little excuses that don't seem very significant- I'll get to it tomorrow. Maybe they are huge excuses- I'm not good enough, talented enough, etc.
I think this is my favorite definition of the word excuse *: a note of explanation of an absence.
When we make excuses we find ourselves absent in our own lives. I'll get to those chores tomorrow, I'll embrace my talent one day, I'll take a vacation some day.
Those all tap into our physical and mental side but what about our spiritual excuses? I'll share the love of Jesus with the next person. I'll trust God with this thing instead.
"So give yourselves completely to God. Stand against the devil, and the devil will run from you." James 4:7
God, give me wisdom to battle excuses in my life. Help me recognize them and learn to stand on your Word. I'm not promised tomorrow. Help me to live each day to the fullest never putting off something for tomorrow that could and should be done today. Amen
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What is this blog about? You mean, I'm supposed to have a purpose? Ok, if that's required then my purpose is life.
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