What’s Your Excuse?

What’s Your Excuse?

 “But they all…began to make excuses.”                          Lk 14:18 NKJV

Let’s look at some of the excuses we offer for not pursuing the dream God has given us: (1) “Dreams don’t come true for ordinary people like me.” The Wright brothers wanted to fly. Winston Churchill envisioned a free Europe. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of racial equality. But you don’t have to be a world figure to have a dream. No, the pursuit of a dream is what makes the difference between ordinary and extraordinary people. Ordinary people live extraordinary lives when they follow their dream. Why do we say that? Because a God-given dream will motivate you to make important changes in your life. You won’t just change who you are in order to live out your dream; you pursue your dream, and the process changes who you are and what you can accomplish. In other words, your dream is both your goal and your change-agent. (2) “If the dream isn’t big it’s not worth pursuing.” Size doesn’t determine significance. Your dream doesn’t have to be big; it just has to be bigger than you. Mother Teresa said, “We can’t all do great things, but we can all do small things with great love.” (3) “Now is not the right time to pursue my dream.” Permission to pursue your dream comes from two sources: God and yourself. Novelist George Eliot said, “It’s never too late to become what you might have been.” The timing will never be perfect for you to pursue your dream so you might as well start now. If you don’t, next year you’ll be one year older and not a step closer to it.

No comments (Add your own)

Add a New Comment


Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.

The Daily Encouraging Word Online

If you like to receive The Daily Encouraging Word online, it is available by email subscription or by daily Facebook and Twitter posts. Please click on the links below for options on getting the Daily Encouraging Word. For questions email info@tewonline.org

The Daily Encouraging Word via Email

The Daily Encouraging Word via Facebook

The Daily Encouraging Word via Twitter

Sharing God's Truth With a Searching World