"Stop Making Excuses"
BIBLE READING: EXODUS 4-6
I hate excuses, but sadly that doesn’t stop me from making them. In the story of Moses and the burning bush, Moses attempts to make excuses. We might make excuses to our spouse, our parents, or even our teachers about our homework; it may not be right, but it is understandable. But Moses made his excuse to God! The all-knowing, all-powerful being in the universe and we cannot forget, Moses’ CREATOR! What was he thinking? Did he have a lapse in his judgment? Had he been out in the sun too long? I really don’t think any of those are valid answers as to why He thought God would accept his excuses. But wait just a minute…don’t get too critical of Moses. If we are honest with ourselves, we have all made excuses to God in some capacity. Let me refresh your memory,
“Somebody needs to go see Sister So-in-so; I just don’t have time.”
“I wish I was to do something in the worship service, I just don’t have anything fitting to wear”
“I would go to church, but I just have too much on my plate right now”
And don’t forget this one
“I can’t give this week, because we have our boat payment. You know what the good book says; A man that doesn’t provide for his family is worse than an infidel. I think God would want me to feed my family instead of give this week”
(I mean that verse does not even apply…if you are making payments on a boat)
Do we even hear ourselves? I wonder if that entire part of the conversation between God and Moses was recorded just so we can see how silly it sounds to make excuses to God. I think we all need to stop making our excuses and get busy doing the Lord’s work. If God worked through Moses, he can work through us!