Topic: Excuses, Excuses [Joyce Meyer Devotional 5 July 2019]
But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, “I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.” — Luke 14:18
Moses made excuses when God called him to service. He said he wasn’t eloquent enough and could not speak (see Exodus 4:10).
Felix made excuses when Paul was speaking to him about righteousness and self-control. He essentially said, “Right now is an inconvenient time. Can you come back later?” (see Acts 24:25).
When God invites people into relationship with Him, many people come up with excuses when the truth is, they simply don’t want to make the sacrifices required to follow Him. Even among those who are believers in Jesus, we still hear ample excuses for not serving Him fully.
It is time to deal with excuses and start speaking truth. There is one truth none of us will be able to avoid: The day will come when every person will stand before God and give an account of his or her life (see Romans 14:12). On that day, there will be no excuses!
Prayer Starter: Father, I want to give you my whole heart and let You in every area of my life. Help me today to seek You in a greater way than ever before. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
From Joyce Meyer’s Ministries.