“The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, 3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come.” Matthew 22:2-4
It’s amazing to me how many excuses we can think up when asked to do something. Here’s just a few:
- My health isn’t that good
- I’m too old
- I live alone
- I’m not good at anything
- I’ve failed too many times
- I don’t know anyone
- I’m too tired
- I work full time
- I don’t have the money
The truth is, no one is in perfect health. We’re all older then we were yesterday. We didn’t want to when we weren’t alone. We are all good at something. Everyone has failed, that’s what determines we’re still alive! We all know someone, the waitress at the place we just ate, the cashier at the store, the person we sat next to in church and our neighbors all around us. We’re not too tired to do what we want to do. Working full time just widens your sphere of influence. Take the little you have and trust God to multiply it.
Sorry, I’m the wrong person to tell your excuses to because that is no place to settle. To be a part of something takes effort, it means pushing excuses away and getting up, getting out, getting over yourself and making an effort to focus on others.
God has invited you to participate in the greatest event in history; the final harvest. You can’t just sit at the table eating the good God has provided you. Remember the great commission began with the word ‘go’. Jesus sent his followers out. You’ve been equipped, not to go to church and rub elbows with fellow Christians, but to use what you know to reach the lost! Don’t miss out on the most exciting part of your life because it’s not comfortable. Leave Excuseville behind and see what awaits you outside those city limits.
Father, forgive my laziness, my excuses and my busyness. I have come into Your Kingdom for such a time as this and I want to be alert, ready and willing to go and do what you need me to do. You didn’t call me to easy, every day is a challenge, but You are forever Faithful as my Provider, Healer, Strength and I will participate where and when You need me to. It’s in Jesus’ name, Amen.