Summary: Offering excuses will always limit spiritual growth. We look at people from the Bible and their excuses and how God helped them overcome their excuses.
DOUSE THE FLAME OF EXCUSES!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and SEE IT,
I pray thee have me excused.
19. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I GO TO PROVE them,
I pray thee have me excused.
20. And another said, I have married a wife, and THEREFORE I CANNOT COME.
24. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of MY SUPPER!
THE POWER OF WORDS? CAN GOD? OR GOD CAN?
REAL VS IMAGINARY EXCUSES
Some excuses are not real nor are they valid. In Proverbs this young man lived in the middle of Jerusalem,
and could not go to work because a wild, roaring lion might tear him up and kill him. There were no lions
roaming around the city. There were people all around.
But this excuse was valid to the young man that offered it!
GOD CAN USE WHO HE CHOOSES, WHEN HE CHOOSES!
WHAT GOD DOES NOT KEEP YOU FROM, HE WILL KEEP YOU THROUGH!
The next time you feel like GOD can’t use you, just remember...
Adam said to God: THAT WOMAN THAT YOU GAVE ME ... Gen. 3:12
Cain kills his brother and asks God --- AM I MY BROTHER’S KEEPER?
Noah means REST. He worked hard many years and had a successful journey and when every thing settled down
he got drunk.
Abraham was an expert at telling half truths and not trusting God, besides that as God delayed the promise
Abraham got old.
Sarah laughed in her tent, she was way past the age of child birth. Sarah took things in her own hands and
gave a willing Abraham Hagar to be his wife. Sarah despised Hagar and her son.
Hagar was an Egyptian and would not submit. Abraham was 86 when Ishmael was born.
Ishmael was a WILD MAN, and had trouble getting along with others.
Isaac’s Dad Abe was 100 years old when Isaac was born. Isaac had trouble with his 1/2 brother Ishmael.
Isaac followed his Dad and told some 1/2 lies about his wife, because Isaac did not trust God’s Promises.
Isaac would imitate his Father’s weaknesses.
Jacob was known as the SUBPLANTER, he cheated and lied to his own Father.
Leah had weak eyes in a day before contacts and glasses, besides that she was homely to say the least.
Her husband did not want her.
Joseph had a large and very dysfunctional family. Joseph was a braggart and was not very humble.
You talk about sibling rivalry the family could not speak peaceably to each other. This was family was abuse.
MOSES EXPERIENCED THE BURNING BUSH, BUT THEN SELF DOUBT GROWS.
forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
Moses had a speech impediment of some type. Miriam and Aaron had a problem with
Zipporah, Moses’ wife. Moses in anger hit the rock when he should have just spoken to it.
Aaron made a golden calf and denied it by saying they put the gold in the fire and a calf walked out.