It’s amazing the amount of effort we put into the things we want to accomplish. When we have a made up mind, we will do any and everything to make something happen. If it is not important to us, we will make an excuse. Are you growing in spiritual things as much as you are accomplishing in natural things? What is God requiring from you in this season? Every time God asks something of you, how do you respond? Are you one who is making excuses or making it happen? We usually make excuses when we don’t want to do something or when we are afraid to do something.
Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Our Christian walk has to be free willed and by faith. Anything you aim to achieve will require sacrifice from you, and I repeat, it will also require faith. Don’t fear the great things you are able to accomplish. Don’t fear the “what if’s”. They are your biggest enemies. Don’t excuse yourself from your destiny. Go out and do it! Stop making the excuses today. The ending of your excuses is the beginning of your growth.
There are may reasons why people plan get-a-ways and vacations. There are also different meanings and expectations for what one should do on a vacation. Some are adventurous and love the thrill of white water rafting and skiing. Some love the arts and museums. Some like a good dinner and show. But as for me, I just want to relax. At home I always have a schedule. I have to be here or there at this time or that time. There is always something to do and something to be responsible for. I realize, while I am on vacation right now, I like the freedom to do absolutely nothing. If I fall asleep, I fall asleep. If I want to go shop, I go. But I don’t have to be anywhere unless I choose to. If you live a life full of demands, then maybe you should take a little time for yourself, too. You may want to go scuba diving or swimming in a pool. Whatever is going to make you happy is what you should do. Free yourself from your daily stresses. It will make a healthier you! So, whether you take 2 days, a week, or two weeks make sure you find what relaxes you.
We have to learn to celebrate the moments in our life. Reaching a goal can take years. You don’t want to find yourself struggling and working hard to reach your goals and never enjoying the process. If you are losing weight, treat yourself to a new dress every 10 pounds lost. If you are in school, celebrate after each semester with a day out If you are quitting cigarettes or alcohol, pat yourself on the back every successful day you have. Whatever you are reaching for, make it worth while. And remember to give thanks in all that you do.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.