Daily Devotional

Stop Making Excuses

Scripture: Luke 5:5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

Observation: Simon did what Jesus asked him to, but without first making an excuse. That’s me. God will put on my heart what He wants me to do and instead of doing it right away I make excuses first, I’m too tired, I can do it another time, I can’t do it and the list goes on. I should just do it with pleasure knowing that I’m obeying my Lord.

Application: I need to listen to my master and as soon as it is on my heart to do something I should do it with pleasure. I need to stop making excuses when opportunities avail themselves. Last week Pastor Matt asked me to speak to the Junior High Ministry and the first words out of my mouth was why I couldn’t. However I went and God blessed my obedience, but I should have jumped at the chance to do God’s will.

Prayer: My Lord May I never hesitate doing you will. Help give me focus and strength to obey your every command. May I do everything out of my love for you.

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