Sunday, March 2, 2014

What is your excuse?

But the Lord said to me: “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak. (Jeremiah 1:7 NKJV)

God called Jeremiah to be a prophet to Judah and this was Jeremiah's response. Throughout the Bible we see that the people who God called all had an excuse why they couldn't do what God had called them to do. Here's a quick rundown of examples:

Abraham and Sarah were too old (Gen 18:12)

Moses stuttered and couldn't speak well (Ex 6:30)

Gideon considered himself to be the least of his family in the lowest clan of his tribe (Judg 6:15)

David was the youngest and wasn't even invited to the party (1 Sam 16:11)

Jeremiah was too young (Jer 1:7)

Matthew was a tax collector (Matt 9:9)

Peter, Andrew, James and John were just fishermen (Matt 4:18)

Paul was a persecutor of Christians (Gal 1:13)

These are just a few examples of people in the Bible who seemed to have the perfect excuse to not do what God had called them to do. 

What has God called you to do? What excuse do you have to not do it? If God can overcome each one of the previous excuses don't you think He can overcome yours? Let's stop using so many excuses and let's step out in faith that "with God all things are possible"! (Matt 19:26)

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