Category Archives: Excuses
1 Kings 22:48 “Now Jehoshaphat built a fleet of trading ships to go to Ophir for gold, but they never set sail–they were wrecked at Ezion- Geber.” (NIV)
By the grace of God, as a Pastor, I am committed to seeing the people God has called me to, fulfil their destiny. It is my life’s commitment. Our lives must glorify God. God must look at us and say, ‘these are My children’. Read the rest of this entry
2 Tim.3:16-17 “Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.” (MSG).
A man went to his doctor to complain, he was convinced that something was wrong. The doctor ran some tests and presented his findings to the man. The doctor told him that he needed to change something urgently. Read the rest of this entry
Luke 17:10 “And that’s how it should be with you. When you’ve done all you should, then say, “We are merely servants, and we have simply done our duty.” (CEV, emphasis added)
Today’s scripture is so instructive. I urge you to spend time meditating on Luke 17:7-10. It will rid you of every trace of entitlement in your heart, leaving you totally grateful. Read the rest of this entry
Gal. 6:4-5 “Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. For we are each responsible for our own conduct.”
Entitlement robs us of our gratitude. Even in your relationship with your spouse, your children, your colleagues, any time you feel entitled to something, you need to stop and check because it will rob you of your gratitude. Read the rest of this entry
1 Kings 18:37 [NIV] “Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.” 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.
We should stop making excuses and stop giving excuses. No matter the demands of the situation, Jesus never gave excuses. Every one that asked to be healed, He delivered. In western Nigeria, Read the rest of this entry
James 1:22 “But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. 23 For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. 24 You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like.”
In line with God’s Word, we will not only look at ourselves in His Word, we will evaluate ourselves and change our ways. So today, we begin by evaluating our integrity. Read the rest of this entry
“For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God” Rom.1:20 [emphasis added].
You have no excuse for not knowing God. The way God has set things up is that we are without excuse. Particularly if you are in God’s Favourite House where everything is aimed at showing you Jesus. Beginning from the New Creation Reality classes, to the Journey classes, then Life groups, and by God’s grace powerful messages and anointed worship. Have you done the Journey? What is your excuse? Do you think you will stand before God and give an excuse? It will not work! Face it; you are as close to God as you want to be.
“On the third day of the fast, Esther put on her royal robes and entered the inner court of the palace, just across from the king’s hall… When he saw Queen Esther… he welcomed her and held out the gold scepter to her. So Esther approached…” Est.5:1-2
Instead of making excuses, choose to make progress. You cannot make both at the same time. Your oven cannot bake excuses and bake progress at the same time. Choose one- excuses or progress, what will it be? A great war general, George Washington said, “ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” In any organization, ninety-nine percent of failures come from people that make excuses. Some even have research data to back up why they failed. Check your business and even your home; the children that make the most excuses Read the rest of this entry
“The lazy person claims, “There’s a lion on the road! Yes, I’m sure there’s a lion out there!” Prov.26:13
The story is told of a husband and wife on a Sunday morning. The lady gets ready for church, gets the children ready, but she looked at her husband still snoozing and it was time to go to church. So the woman says to her husband, “Honey, are you not going to church?” And he responded, “I have three cogent reasons not to go to church. Number one, the weather is good. Number two, not many people Read the rest of this entry