A few days ago I was sitting in our living room watching the Olympics with the family. My youngest daughter is intrigued by the runners because she loves to run, and I must admit, she is very fast.
As I was watching double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius, I could not help but get excited. This was a man that never gave up. Despite his disability, he never gave up. He may not have won the race, but to me it was so much bigger than winning a gold medal. This man gave hope to the hopeless. He gave his all without any excuses. In reality he had a valid excuse to not run. Did he use it? Nope. He just kept training.
What is your excuse for not doing what God has called you to do?
Your excuse may be valid.
Yes, it’s a fact that your husband walked away.
Yes, it’s a fact that you lost your job.
It may even be a fact that you are broke, busted and disgusted, but what do you do now?
Do you keep using excuses and never push forward or do you say, “I may have a valid excuse for not doing what I said I would do, but enough is enough. It is MY time!!” You are not alone, I used to be the excuse Queen (and still make a few, I just don’t make them as much). Take some time, step back and ask yourself, is it an excuse or is it fear. Most times, my issue was fear.
But I had to meditate on 2 Timothy 1:7 — For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (KJV)
If you need to use that scripture to conquer your excuses/fears, feel free to do so.
Click below to watch a video of Oscar Pistorius running.