Uses for excuses

Excuses help us avoid doing what needs to be done. They can turn challenges into roadblocks.

Excuses can be used to negate opportunities. They’re able to convince us that a good idea won’t work.

To continually make excuses is a good way to lose a friend. A good effort is better than the best excuse.

Excuses empower immaturity. They can help us self-sabotage. Excuse telling is success repelling.

When you’ve done wrong, making a lot of excuses can trick you into believing that it was right. A made-up excuse might get you out of trouble, but deep down, it will add even more guilt to your troubled conscience.

Excuses are attempts to escape responsibility. They are our reasons for rejecting truth. There are no really good uses for excuses.

Get away! Run out of a room full of excuses. Don’t hang out with them. Time spent making excuses could be better used making improvements.

To make excuses is to make up new reasons for doing the same negative or harmful things over and over again. Excuses are attempts to hide the truth from yourself and others.

Excuses are snares that keep us stuck in the ruts of ruinous routines. Excuses kill motivation. Affirmations empower it. (For a book of fun and powerful, new affirmations, search for: Elephants Inspiring The Room.)

Excuses enable people to claim to be Christians without obeying the living Jesus. They create casual, lukewarm Christians.

Excuses are
Easy to find
But hard
To leave behind.

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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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