Excuses, Excuses 

I haven’t blogged in months. I’m a little embarrassed!  But I promise I have a good excuse. Maybe more than one…

  1. I’m no longer a teacher in the classroom. As I’ve stated before, I’m now an Instructional Coach at Cottonwood Elementary here in Liberal, KS.  So it’s been difficult to come up with ideas for my blogging. I’ve been trapped as to what to write about that can relate to Jesus and the work I do. 
  2. Being in the classroom I felt like I was presented with a lot of opportunities and ideas that I could easily blog about and somehow relate back to Christ. My students taught me quite a bit. Jesus opened my eyes in numerous ways the past seven years.
  3. Being an instructional coach, my mission field has changed. Yes, I still have a passion for students, both educationally and spiritually. However, in this new position I work more with adults so it’s harder to find things to write about.

I could go on and on and blame my lack of blogging on the fact that I’m in a new position working with a different “age group”.

But God didn’t make me to make excuses. And God doesn’t want you to make excuses either!  

Maybe this week you found yourself justifying your sin.  Or perhaps you were lazy in your Bible reading and prayer life, yet came up with “acceptable” excuses as to why it was okay. Or maybe you haven’t been to church in awhile because you’re mad at someone; or don’t feel comfortable, or you just enjoy that extra time to sleep in. 

Listen, God isn’t a fan of excuses, no matter the reasoning behind them.  And we shouldn’t be okay with excuses either.  We often make excuses because we’re lazy, disobedient, selfish, and prideful. 

This reminds me of how thankful I am that my Savior didn’t make excuses when He was hanging on the cross for my sin!  

You didn’t hear anything like this come from His mouth:

  • “I’m too tired, not today please.”
  • “They deserve their own punishment.”
  • “Now’s just not a good time.”
  • “Sooo… what do I get out of this?”

I get it. It’s tough some times. We get caught up in the busyness of life. But when you become known for making excuses, that’s a problem. Every excuse you make, makes it easier to give another one. 

Be strong this weekend. Get up. Get out. Read your Bible. Clean. Go to church. Pray. Workout. Do your lesson plans.  Rake those leaves… (if you have any in Liberal!)

And don’t let your reputation be defined by your excuses. 

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