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 is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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