Excuses. We've all made them from time to time. Sometimes excuses almost have to be manufactured in order to avoid whatever it is that we should be doing. Other times however, they're valid. Or at least we convince ourselves that they are.
Today, I'm on day 6 of a cold. My head feels like exploding, I can barely hear and I can't breathe. About 10am today I had a conversation with myself that went like this
ME: "I really wish I could go to the gym today!"
ME: "You can."
ME: "Well, I've got a lot to do today and don't really have the time to."
ME: "True but you'll never have the time. You have to make the time."
ME: "Okay, I'll make time. But I don't feel like it. I mean I'm still sick. I can't breathe."
ME: "You can walk." ME: "You're right."
The truth is most of our future selves are being sabotaged by today's excuses. While they're may be some validity to the excuses we make up, there's always another way.
"I can't loose weight." -> Go to the gym. Burn more calories than you consume. Repeat. Repeat tomorrow. Repeat the next day.
"I don't have time to spend with God" -> You had time to watch Netflix. You'll never have time. You have to make time.
"I can't afford to tithe." -> Sure you can. Write a check or give online as soon as you get paid. Then figure out how to make the 90% work.
"I can't get out of debt cause I barely make enough to survive." -> Get another job.
Listen, you and I are humans. We'll always find an excuse to not do something. Instead of throwing hundreds of excuses as to why you can't, commit to finding a way to make it happen. The person you want to be and the person God has called you to be is on the opposite side of that wall of excuses.