*Opens Door, Peeps In then walks in, sweeps off the ‘gazillion’ Cobwebs and dusts* *Clears Throat*
Don’t mind my being overly dramatic but really, I can’t even say it’s been a while ‘coz it’s been about 10 long months since I last posted something here. 🙈🙈🙈
Please accept my apologies.
These past ‘few’ months have been something o but we thank God. I’ve been learning a lot of things, thanks to my friends and the Holy Spirit himself
He didn’t let me rest until I started doing the ‘needful’ and I’m just so grateful for his grace and the little nudges in my heart here and there.
So I titled this ‘No More Excuses’ because that’s what the Holy Spirit has been repeating in my heart for the past few days. It’s hard getting anything done when all we do is give excuses and procastinate.
Personally, if I can’t get some things done at the time I’m supposed to, I just start dashing myself excuses for not doing them .”There’s no time jare”, “I’m too tired today”, “I slept off and sleep is good for the body”, “I don’t know what to write/say joor”, “my brain needs to relax so I’ll do it after this one episode of Chicago Med” . I keep going on and on like that until nothing gets done eventually.
A lot of times, God lays something upon our hearts and we know we should actually start doing it promptly but we make excuses .
It could be writing an article (like me), calling, visiting or sending a message to a friend, studying the word, starting up that business, reading that book, giving to a person in need or anything at all but then due to whatever reasons, we start cooking up a thousand and one excuses. We start saying things like ” I have some exams coming up jare”, ” I don’t think I’m good enough for that post” ,” When my baby grows up a little more, I’ll start”, “I’ll start when I’m on holiday or when I graduate”, “I’m still young” and on and on we go with the excuses.
Truth is we’ll never end up doing it with the number of excuses popping up in our heads everyday. The time will never come because as soon as the set time draws closer, we start looking for yet another excuse to run away again and then the cycle keeps going on and on.
Making excuses will only slow us down.
In our own eyes we’re enjoying the free time or energy we would have used to do what the Lord has told us to do or what we’re actually supposed to do. But in God’s eyes, hmmmnn, you are delaying yourself from enjoying the wonderful things he has planned out for you.
Lets be careful how we make excuses. Moses kept on bringing up one excuse after another when God gave him a job. After each excuse, God kept on reassuring him that he would help him through it and be his strength but no, Moses felt he wasn’t good enough for the job (Exodus 4:1-14). The Bible says God got angry with him and gave the ‘speaking job’ to his brother, Aaron.
I wouldn’t like it if God gave a job I was supposed to do to my brother or my friend. It would only mean I’ve proven myself to be incapable of the duty assigned to me even in the midst of abundant strength that I have in Christ Jesus (Phillipians 4:13).
I had to learn (and I’m still learning) not to be too comfortable with where I am right now knowing fully well that I have GREATER WORKS to do for HIM. We can’t allow our excuses hinder us from going about our father’s business and glorifying His name.
Let’s make up our minds to avoid making excuses and start acting promptly. Let’s also talk to God about this our ‘making excuses of a thing’ because we can only truly change with HIS help alone.
And remember, The whole creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed (Romans 8:19 NIV). We are those sons (or daughters) of God that the world is waiting for and not just the Pastors and Bishops that we look up to.
We’ve been called into a place of sonship because we’ve been adopted into God’s own family through the finished work of Christ (Romans 8:15, Ephesians 1:5).
It’s time to wake up. We’ve got to do our father’s work and even our every day activities diligently with all our might (Ecclesiastes 9:10) and with the help of the Holy Spirit.
We have to make Abba Father proud!!!