Friday, September 30, 2011

Excuses, Excuses

Do you know people who have excuses about everything? I mean those who have a “reason” why so much is not getting completed in their lives? For instance, the friend who “wants to work out”, but “can’t” because he/she “does not like the gym” or “doesn’t like to go walking”. The friend who finds working out “boring”, BUT wants to lose weight? Or the friend who wants a “better job”, but isn’t putting in applications anywhere?? I’m sure we’ve all come across these people in our lives.

Daily, I always continue to learn, but one lesson remains clear: People will do what they want to do & make time for what they really want to do. When it comes to these things, there will be no excuses. However, we must discern what we will allow these people to deposit into our lives (as most times, these people come with some sort of baggage or attitudes).

However, I’ve also learned that in many cases, there’s no reason for me to make excuses why I’m not achieving something I’ve set out to do. Most times, I’m getting in my own way (with my own thoughts or doubts); however, God is so amazing that He continues to put me in check; whether it be through a sermon, advice from friends, quiet times with Him--God continues to show me His will.

So, are you an excuse-maker? Are you not setting out to do something in particular because of your own thoughts & “reasons” behind not doing these things? What’s keeping you? Why aren’t you moving? My advice--do something (besides making excuses). It’s one thing to know that the timing isn’t right, but it’s an entirely different thing to sit back & let life pass us by. Time is of the essence!!

It’s time to put ourselves in check! While the excuses roll out, time is flying by!!

Until next time.


© Lisi P, 2011

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