Daily Devotional – 2/25/16 “Excuses!”

I can make an excuse as to why I didn’t write a devotional yesterday. I can blame the fact that I had to attend an all-day training summit (today too) but the fact of the matter is, I could have found the time, had I tried hard enough. However, it’s easier to make an excuse because this is the time we live in. We make an excuse as to why we’re still staying at our parent’s house. We have an excuse as to why we can’t do more with our life. We use old excuses as to why we can’t forgive folk. We will find an excuse not to like somebody. And we all know there are multiple excuses as to why we can’t go to worship on Sunday. But what will be the excuse if we don’t make it to see Jesus? What excuse could we possibly give that will be sufficient enough to explain away our reason for not serving the Lord? Listen, stop making excuses. It’s not the job’s fault you’re being held back, it’s not momma or daddy’s fault as to why you can’t take care of yourself, it’s not your sister’s fault because she wouldn’t keep your children and it’s not society’s fault for the trouble you get in.

We have to get to a place in our life where we stop making excuses and start doing something productive. It’s almost the end of the second month of 2016, what excuse do you have as to why you’re worse off now than you were in 2015? You made a list of resolutions, what’s your excuse for not doing them? Excuses are easy to get in but hard to get out of because once you start, you won’t stop. Why? Because it’ll be easier for you to make an excuse instead of actually doing something. Yes, I know this devotional isn’t as long as normal but that’s because I’m headed back to training, however I didn’t make an excuse as to why I couldn’t do it today. Yes, it would have been easier but then what? Stop making excuses as to why you can’t go back to school, finish that book you’ve started, lose weight, clean out that closet, apply for that new job or even forgive somebody who has hurt you. An excuse has the power to keep you bound, if you let it. Stop making excuses, today! Don’t come up with a reason why you can’t because you can. Do it!

Published by Pastor LaKisha

Lakisha Johnson, native Memphian and author of over fifteen titles was born to write. She’ll tell you that “It isn't just writing, it's ministry." Along with being an author, she is an ordained minister, co-pastor, wife, mother and the product of a large family. She is an avid blogger at kishasdailydevotional.com and social media poster where she utilizes her gifts to encourage others to tap into their God given talents. She won’t claim to be the best at what she does nor does she have all the answers, she is simply grateful to be used by God.

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