Week of November 3 - November 9
Dear God, I have promised to follow You. But if I am honest, there are times You call me in directions that are uncomfortable, even frightening. It is at those times I live more in the flesh than in the Spirit. Rather than simply being obedient, I begin to bargain, or to make excuses. I try to explain to You why I know better, and You should let me do what I want. Help me in those times, to submit my will to Yours. Let me not make excuses, but help me to be obedient. Amen
Daily Scripture Readings:
Monday Exodus 3:15-17
Tuesday Exodus 3:18-22
Wednesday Exodus 4:1-9
Thursday Exodus 4:10-17
Friday Exodus 4:18-20
Saturday Exodus 4:21-23
Sunday Exodus 2:5-10
Reading:Excuses in our lives give us permission to settle for less than God's best and justify our shortcomings. We blame something or someone else for our less-than-stellar lot in life. It is never our fault. We brand our insecurities. We declare this is how it always is for us, for our families. We inhale the status quo and exhale the mundane.
Most failures come from a history of excuses and a lack of perseverance.
Through Christ, we are made new and whole in every area of our lives. We must stop excusing away our dreams. Instead, grab hold of them. Start speaking life into our lives. Let the promises of God settle in our hearts, declare these truths, and let them override our regrets and rationalizations.
When we give up our excuses we will find our results. -Nina Keegan