DROP THOSE EXCUSES! Wednesday 22 August


Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whatsoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. Romans 2:1

Read: Exodus 3:10-16

After his experience of the supernatural and God introducing Himself to Moses, he was given a specific assignment. He objected with reasons but they were not accepted. From this we learn that when God has decided to send you on an assignment, no excuse is good enough. You will notice that the more Moses excused himself from embarking on that assignment, the angrier God became (Exodus 4:13-14). Making excuses to avoid doing what God has assigned to you will easily put you on the wrong side of God’s judgement. Excuses can move you from God’s right hand to His left, from favour to disfavour, from blessing to curses. Has the Lord given you an assignment and you are piling up reasons for not obeying? You are toying with fire. After Moses saw “God’s red eyes”, he dumped his excuses. Drop those excuses and comply with your divine mandate.

When you look at the excuses people give for not obeying God, they can be classified under feelings of inadequacy, ignorance, pride, fear, unbelief, etc. For instance, Moses felt inadequate in himself to go before Pharaoh but God told him, “I will go with you” (Exodus 3:10-12). Whenever God gives you an assignment, He does not leave you alone to do it. He is there with you to supply what you lack. So ideally, every assignment is a joint-venture between God and the one assigned to do it. Do you feel inadequate? The One who is assigning you will back you up. If it bothers on ignorance that means there is something you don’t know that will be required of you in the course of performing that assignment. In Moses’ case, he did not know how to introduce God to the elders of Israel but God told him how to go about it. If only you can ask the Lord, He will give you the knowledge you require or direct you to where to get it. Don’t say, “I can’t go because I am not educated” because the Greatest Teacher is ready to supply all you need to know if only you can ask Him, and sit at His feet to be taught. If you feel too big for the assignment, that is pride, and that can easily bring judgement on you. Nobody is bigger that the assignment God gives to him or her. How can a national elder or a provincial pastor be sent to pastor a parish of 50 people? If that is what God is saying, run immediately to do it. The most unattractive assignment gets the biggest pay from God. If your refusal is out of fear or unbelief, examine the attributes and abilities of the One sending you. It will strengthen your faith.

KEY POINT:
Many people struggle for kingdom assignments that feed their ego while they run away from some other tasks. Neglected assignments such as sanitation and washing of toilets enjoy Heaven’s greater rewards.
 
Bible in one year: Acts 25-28

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  1. God help me to b more submissive to your words.

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    1. SIBONGILE TSHOTETSIAugust 22, 2012 at 6:55 AM

      GOD PLEASE HELP ME TO OBEY YOUR WORD AND GIVE ME THE GRACE TO DO YOUR WILL IN JESUS NAME I PRAY.

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  2. The Grace to do Ur Will witout Xcuse, O Lord!

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  3. Excuses are born out of ignorance and lack of understanding. Father help me to understand u better that you are always there to back me up in ur assignment.

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  4. God give me d grace and strong will to finish up all assignments u ve given to me. And i say thank i Lord 4 all u ve nlessed me with. May ur name be praised 4ever. Amen.

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  5. King Saul gave flimpsy excuses 4 not carrying out God's assignment n he lost d throne 2 David-a shepherd boy. Father, help me 2 ractify every detail concerning ur call upon my life. Grace 2 fulfil my destiny bestow upon me IJN, amen.

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  6. Divine ur Grace in every area of my life to do ur will witout excuse. IJN..Amen

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  7. Excuses pull one backward. Lord, give me d grace to obey u without complaining.

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  8. Lord help me listen to your voice in every areas of my life

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  9. I receive grace to obey.. Follow without questioning IJN

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  10. Excuses doesnt bring about good results,it gives birth to procastination and procastination doesnt have execution period or time.Lord help me to constantly yield to words and carry out every assignment without any human excuses which may hang on or delays someone progress until the assignment is perfomed.Give me the grace to do your WILL and come up higher this season.All these i ask for IJN Amen.

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  11. King Saul gave flimpsy excuses he lost d throne. Eli gave flimpsy excuses he lost d priesthood, and Israelis gave flimpsy excuses they lost d promised land but perished in wilderness. Lord, deliver me frm excuses dat will ruin my life n truncate my destiny in d mighty name of Jesus. Amen.

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  12. Lord givm me the grace to obey your words exceedingly and open my ears to hear from you ijn.Amen.

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  13. May i not waste or abuse time in the Lord's assignment. Excusses! Get out frim my life in JESUS name.

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  14. Lord give me d grace to obey u

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  15. Lord,Help me,help us,help d household of faith!

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  16. father give me grace to do that which u av assigned me to do......

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  17. Lord please help remove this PHYSICAL load on my head which that has been plaguing my destiny for year that confuses me at times when you speak to me to do a specific task for your kingdom. Do this so I can be prompt in obeying your voice in my life in Jesus Name, Amen

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  18. Daddy mercy upon me for series of excuses i had given for your work and help me to respond quickly to any assignment you send me henceforth and be faithful towards them.

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