During a recent prayer time I was reminded how I can come up with any number of excuses as to why I can’t or shouldn’t do the “something” that God has placed on my heart to do. Excuses are a crutch we use to put things off… this becomes a problem with our character… who we are at the depths of our being.
Am I the person that I claim to be at my core? If I am then I will stop giving in to the “flesh” and will strive daily to transform into the person that Christ desires me to be.
I am slowly winning the battle, but daily I have to be reminded to die to “self” so that Christ will live. I don’t have the same excuses that I used to, but I’ve been creative in coming up with new ones.
- I’m not ready
- I’m not prepared
- I didn’t have time because I was working on a church project
- I don’t feel adequate or capable
- I’m not equipped
- I don’t have the qualifications
- I’m not knowledgeable enough
- I don’t know how to do that
I have even come back to doubting the calling that I feel God has placed before me… Are you sure God? Did you really mean for me to do this? … there are so many more qualified individuals, people who are somebody, that would be better prepared and equipped for this task.
Then I am reminded how I am uniquely made, even with my inadequacies and feelings of weakness. It’s because of my weaknesses that God will be able to use me, and be able to be seen even more so through me. Because anyone who knows me, knows that this has nothing to do with me, but only because of Christ within me am I even capable.
I pray His light will shine brightly, that His Glory will be revealed and that I will become the person that He can use… daily.