Monday, February 18, 2019

Daily Devotion: Excuses

Bible Reading: Luke 14:15-24

Key Verse: Verse 18 - "And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.

Key Words: And they all with one consent began to make excuse

Nothing makes us look as bad as ‘excuses’.

Here according to a Bits & Pieces article are the top ten excuses as to why people didn’t do their job.
  1. I forgot.
  2. No one told me to go ahead.
  3. I didn’t think it was that important.
  4. Wait until the boss comes back and ask him.
  5. I didn’t know you were in a hurry for it.
  6. That’s the way we’ve always done it.
  7. That’s not my department.
  8. How was I to know this was different?
  9. I’m waiting for an O.K.
  10. That’s his job-not mine.
Deion “Prime Time” Sanders, outfielder for the Atlanta Braves and cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons, is the only athlete to have hit a Major League home run and scored an NFL touchdown in the same week. Sanders grew up on the mean streets of Fort Myers, FL., where exposure to some would-be athletes spurred him to make a success of himself. He explains: “I call them Idas. ‘If I’da done this, I’d be making three million today. If I’da practiced a little harder, I’d be a superstar.’ They were as fast as me when they were kids, but instead of working for their dreams they chose drugs and a life of street corners. When I was young, I had practice; my friends who didn’t went straight to the streets and never left. That moment after school is the moment we need to grab. We don’t need any more Idas.

What to do:
✞ Do what you are supposed to, where you are supposed to; when you are supposed to and do it that way all the time – with no excuses.

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