Summary: We ponder the idea of excuses hindering God’s plan.
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.
WHAT EXCUSE DO YOU HAVE FOR MAKING EXCUSES?
to make apology,
try to remove blame,
to let off from doing,
pass the fault, justify.
It is our enemy best interest to have people that know how make excuses and have no guilt in doing so.
... Consent and make excuses?
You heart is like a well, and your eyes and tongue are like buckets?
Jesus’ great lesson on excuses.
1) Bought ground ... already seen? ...... type: MATERIALS
2)Bought 5 yoke oxen ... already proven? ..... type: BUSINESS/ PLEASURE
3)Just got married ... could have changed calendar? ....
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SPIRIT REALM WHEN WE OFFER EXCUSES?
WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE POWER OF AGREEMENT WHEN ALL OFFER EXCUSES?
You are in good (BAD) company when you offer excuses.
1) Adam and Eve... Gen.3:12 Blame Game. Woman? That you gave? Blame hinders repentance.
4) Samson with Delilah, a reoccurring problem never dealt with nor corrected.
(the heart); I took..(the hand); I feared..(guilt)
The price ... they stoned.
A) Excuses become habitual behavior patterns.
I am only human?
1 Sam. 17:15 Goliath negative messages, 2 times a day for 40 days ... reinforce fear?
B) We learn to BLOW SMOKE, and try to hid excuses and attitudes. Example: Who told on me?
C) We become right in our own eye?
D) I have tried before and failed?
I am glad a baby learning to walk does not quit?
Dan. 3:17; Rom.4:21; 2 Tim 1:12.
F) This will I DO ... self sufficiency?
G) I can’t understand the Bible, it is too deep?
I) Peer Pressure, everybody else? Mat.7:14; Mat 7:3
J) Everybody else are hypocrites.
Don’t you go to Walmart with Hypocrites?
Why can’t go to church with them? Mat. 7:1; Rom. 14:12.
L) People will make fun of me? 2 Tim. 3:12
O) It is too hard. Mat.25:24-25.
P) I can’t, I am not able. Exo. 3:11; Exo. 4:10.
ALL EXCUSES MUST CEASE!
John15:22; Rom. 1:20; Rom. 2:1.
We God’s people must arise and cast off excuses.
God has a plan and will enable His people.
Keep your eyes focused on the goal.
Dream and trust God. Do your best and forget the rest.
Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.