Monday, February 25, 2008

Excuses

The beautiful thing about an excuse is… there’s usually an element of truth to the excuse. But the point is not about the excuse. The point is so what? So what are you going to do?

  • Don’t have time to work out? So what are you going to do?
  • Your church is not meeting your expectations? So what are you going to do?
  • Not getting what you deserve at work?
  • You’re single and no one seems to be asking you out?
  • The bible is hard to read?
  • Your boss is racist?

So what are you going to do?

Reading people like John Ortberg, Dan Baker and Henry Cloud has helped me along these lines.

2 comments:

shawnmcq said...

My grandfather once told me that I have two choices in life. I can either go through the pain of hard work or face the pain of regret. He also told me that excuses are just another word for failure. Smart man...I wish I would have followed it more. Far too often in my life, I have sought out excuses. The remedy is and always has been...the present moment.
God gives a new opportunity each second to choose the right path in life. I am grateful for that.

Jonathan Foster said...

Yeah, I like that. The remedy is... the present moment... choose to go a new direction. Thanks.