A sincere apology is worth a thousand excuses

No excuse is a sufficient substitute for a sincere apology. There’s no excuse for unkindness. Excuses are motivated by fear of the truth.

Excessive excuses expose a guilty conscience. When you make an excuse for something, you’re admitting that you shouldn’t be saying or doing it in the first place.

Excuses attempt to reject fault, but they actually reject forgiveness, healing, recovery, and reconciliation. To make excuses is to try to cover your faults with make up that only makes your flaws more obvious.

Relationships aren’t healed by excuses. Sincerity is an excuse-free zone. A sincere apology is worth a thousand excuses.

It’s easy to make excuses, but it’s much better to make life-improving changes. Excuses try to plead “Not guilty,” before your conscience, but your conscience knows better.

Pride is self-idolatry. People make excuses to protect their pride. But no matter what you call it (self-justification, moral rationalization, or righteous indignation), an excuse is still an excuse.

Giving an excuse
For being wrong
Is a song
Some people sing
All day long.

Never justify

An excuse
Is a trap
That will sap
Your motivation
And wrap
You in deception.

If we make amends
Instead of excuses
It reduces
Relationship problems.

To admit the truth
Reduces excuses
Until they vanish
And you’re
Face to face
With reality

No excuse can reduce guilt. However humble confession and God’s forgiveness can wash it away.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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