NO EXCUSES

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““O Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!” The Lord replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭1:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Imagine you were Abraham and you had to leave all that you know for a strange land and as you journey, there is not set location except the one that ‘God will show you’ (Genesis 12:1).

That sounds like an endless journey, right? But Abraham obeyed. He left his father’s house to sojourn to the land that God would later give him and his descendants.

Would you do the same? Can God count on you to go where He sends you and do what He tells you? There might be a thousand reasons running through your head right now as to the difficulty of the mission. Your excuse may even be logically viable but it does not diminish the mandate God has given you.

Let’s take a look a few people in the Bible with excuses that could have worked against God’s instructions.

Jeremiah was young when he was ordained as a prophet to Judah. We see in our anchor scripture that God told him not to consider his youth. Instead, he was asked to focus on the fact that God had sent him and God will go with him.

Queen Esther was in danger of death. She was asked to plead with the King on behalf of the Jews but there was a caveat. She couldn’t go to the King without being called into his court. Ultimately, her conviction was so strong that her only conclusion was ‘If I perish, I perish’. (Esther 4:16)

We see another example in Apostle Paul. He was often persecuted and was beaten many times for the sake of the gospel in the cities he visited. In Acts 21:11-13, a prophecy came through Agabus that if Paul went to Jerusalem he would be bound up and jailed. The Church begged him not to go to Jerusalem.

This was Paul’s response:
“But he said, “Why all this weeping? You are breaking my heart! I am ready not only to be jailed at Jerusalem but even to die for the sake of the Lord Jesus.””
‭‭Acts ‭21:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The Bible records that Paul could not be persuaded from going because God had sent him (Acts 21:14).

Dear believer, the only reason you need to take action is that God has told you to go. Despite whatever circumstance you may face, be so consecrated to the plans of God that you would stay in God’s will regardless of what may come.

Reckon that your life is no longer your own and the one who owns you said you should go!

Bible Reading Plan:
John 12:20-36, I John 5:13-21, Job 18, Daniel 1-2

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