Sometimes things seem so hard for us. And when they do, excuses come easily to us. We can come up with all sorts of reasons why we can’t possible do whatever it is that God wants us to do.
But the truth is that whatever excuse we can dish up, God already has an answer for us.
When we say “I’m afraid,” Jesus says “Do not be afraid” (Matthew 28:10)…”I have not given you a spirit of fear. ” (2 Timothy 1:7)
When we say “I’m all alone,” Jesus says “I am with you always, until the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)
When we say “It’s impossible,” Jesus says, “What is impossible for human beings is possible for God.” (Luke 18:27)
When we say I’m just too tired,” Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28
When we say “I don’t have the strength to go on,” God say, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 9)
Go ahead – try to come up with more excuses. I’m willing to wager that no matter what we come up with, God has a response. So perhaps we ought to just drop the excuses and go on about our business – go on about God’s business.