Excuses or progress?

Proverbs 4:25
“Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.” (NIV)

Today’s Thought
Sometimes, I think we’re our own worst enemy.

We want to be closer to God, but don’t do anything to cultivate the relationship. Or we want to lose 10 pounds but can’t stay away from the high-fat snacks after 9pm. Or maybe we want to make a difference in our neighbourhood, but we jam our schedule so full that we don’t have any time to think about others.

Recently, I read something by the super-motivated Craig Groeschel: “You can make excuses or you can make progress, but you can’t make both.”

At first, I thought: ‘Wow, that’s awesome. I bet that’s a helpful thought for a lot of people out there.’

Then I realized that it was a helpful thought for me too!

Look at the log jams in your life. Do you want to make progress? If so, maybe you’ve got to drop some dynamite into your excuses and blow up the fiction you’ve confused for fact.

I truly believe that Jesus wants you to live an abundant life.

“You can make excuses or you can make progress, but you can’t make both.”

By Matthew Ruttan

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