31 Days of Biblical Truths, Devotionals

Pushing Past the Excuses

It’s time to step away from the excuses.

You can’t use the excuse of late nights or stuffy heads.

There is no excuse because of a lack of coffee or early risers waking you.

Stop saying that you have too many responsibilities or restraints.

It’s time to be consistent, to be intentional.

Ephesians 5:15-17 ESV

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

For years I have woken tired. Searching for coffee and drowning sleepy thoughts in empty social media, I have made the justification to not be active in my faith with the mindset of being too weary to concentrate. Never mind the fact that I have careful cultivated my coffee each morning and have found my way to online rantings and pet posts before the breaking of dawn, I was never too weary to smile at cats playing pianos and or to shake my fist at political strife.

Let me take a moment to scoff at myself….

A few years ago my attitude hit rock bottom. My energy was less, my motivation nil and my faith bottled up and capped with depression and anxiety. I shrugged with careless attitudes as I nursed coffee for hours into a cold sludge. I just wanted to get through the day without too many arguments, tears, and adversity.

After a wake up call through my worst despondency, I realized that through my lack of consistency in faith, God never wavered. He remained steadfast despite my insolent behavior.

I started small, reading a chapter a day, or even just a verse. Prayer pushed me further. Study made me crave more. Now I am to the point that if I don’t spend time in The Word each day my spirit is off. Scripture grounds my character even when the times are weary.

1 Chronicles 16:11

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Don’t be apathetic in your walk. Ground yourself in an intentional Christian walk: study, pray, fellowship, right attitudes, work, and commune with the Lord. Create a lasting legacy in your faith walk that sets an example to others.

Ground yourself in an intentional Christian walk: study, prayer, fellowship, attitudes, work, and commune with the Lord. Click To Tweet

Find all posts from the series 31 Days of Biblical Truths here.

Join the conversation