1 Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. ~Jonah 1:1-3
We can think of multiple excuses why not to do an endeavor or an assignment in life. Sometimes those excuses may be valid, but they won’t change anything. The easiest thing to do sometimes is simply make an excuse to why you can’t do it, or why it can’t be done.
We know or have at least heard about the story of The prophet Jonah being swallowed by a whale and in its stomach for three days because he made an excuse. The reality is, Jonah’s excuse may have very well been a valid one in the eyes of many in those days.
God tells Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh and tell the people to repent and turn from their evil ways. Instead, Jonah runs and says he can’t and won’t do it because of his beliefs. Jonah’s excuse was because he believed the people were wicked and deserved God’s punishment. The challenge with this is that God’s mind was made up, and he wasn’t going to change it. Jonah had a valid excuse, but it didn’t change anything.
We also see a familiar story with Moses when God told him to speak to Pharaoh, and Moses replied, “I am not eloquent of speech” and he may have been correct, but it didn’t change God’s mind about the assignment for him. Moses did a great work when he abandoned his excuses!
How often do you make excuses about your assignment or why you can’t achieve a goal or dream? Truth is, nothing will change as long as you have excuses. Abandon your excuses and you will achieve your goals.
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