​By James A. Perkins

How easy is it to make excuses about anything? We say, “I’m too tired. I’m no good. I can’t. I never did it before. It’s impossible. I don’t feel like it. I’ll never amount to anything. Everybody has good luck but me. Why should I try anyway? Don’t ask me. It’s too hard. Maybe I’ll do it later, but not now.” On and on and on it goes. We all know what it’s like to have “EXCUSITIS.”

​So consider these 4 Reasons To Quit Making Excuses In Life:

Q – Question Why You Make Them. Have you ever thought about why it’s so easy to make excuses? If you haven’t then today’s a good day to start. As you think of the excuses you make, do so in the light of American writer Mason Cooley. He wrote, “Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.” Do you see yourself in that statement?.

U – Understand How Excuses Harm You. The best way to learn how excuses really hurt you is to listen to the wisdom of Ben Franklin. He said, “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” Any questions?

I – Ignite Your Heart With Better Intentions. When we make excuses, we give reasons why we no longer will keep what we promised. Breaking the excuse habit requires a change of heart. It means that we will do what we say we will do. Igniting your heart with better intentions means you decide to lead your own life. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney said it best. “Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.” Right now, be responsible and lead your own life.

T – Turn To Jesus And Ask Him To Make You A Person Who Keeps His Word. To gain victory over excuse making, turn to the One who always keeps His Word and never makes excuses. Jesus said that He came to die on the cross, and He did. He also rose from the grave, ascended to heaven, and lives as our Lord today. People who really know Jesus should be like Jesus.
Will you quit making excuses in life and honor God’s Word? Jesus said, “You have no excuse, everyone of you” (Romans 2:1). Since Christ never made excuses, will you stop making them, so others can see Jesus in you?

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