No Excuses Allowed – July 5, 2016

Proverbs 6:4, Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids.

Recently, my favorite retort to people when they start telling me reasons why they cannot achieve something is, “You can only go as far or deep as your excuses allow you to go.” This little quip has caused more deep-thought moments than any other creative statement I can remember.

Consider this, an old farmer had plowed around a large rock in one of his fields for years. He had broken several plowshares and a cultivator on it and had grown rather irritated about the rock. After breaking another plowshare one day, he finally decided to do something about it.
When he put the crowbar under the rock, he was surprised to discover that it was only about six inches thick and that he could easily break it up with a sledgehammer. As he was carting the pieces away he had to smile, remembering all the trouble that the rock had caused him over the years, and how easy it would have been to get rid of it sooner.

Could it be that the thing that hinders us the most is an easily removable excuse as to why we can’t do something? Proverbs 6:4 tells us not to wait, but to do it now. And with that, we cast aside our excuses to pursue a narrow path that leads to a better crop of good things to come.

Nathan Quillan
SPORTS & RECREATION MINISTER

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