​Lame excuses-1 

​Lame excuses-1 

Judges 6: 15 “And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.”

We have seen a Gideon that is scared of the opposition. A mighty warrior and champion threshing wheat in the wine press but then God came to him and made him understand who he is. God through the angel revealed to Gideon his true identity. 

I kept wondering what kind of human being Gideon was. After the angel gave him the message from God, all Gideon did was give God excuses. We can blame Gideon but the truth of the matter is that even in our contemporary days we all give the same excuses. 

Many destinies have remained unfulfilled, potentials wasted and dreams perished because many people always chose to give God excuses rather than ask for his help and get on with the assignment.

Gideon gave three major excuses: “…my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.”  

The first excuse he gave was faulty background or wrong family lineage. The second one was funds and the third was lack of qualification.

Bringing this home, I discover these are primarily the excuses we give when the challenges of life comes against our dreams and aspirations. 

The first excuse we give is faulty background or wrong family set up. I’ve heard people say “I wish I was born into that other family. They are rich, famous and influential”. You also hear people say, “The problem is the colour of my skin. If I was that other colour, it would have been easy for me”. 

Friend those are lame excuses that holds no water. Trace back the history of those families you are talking about and admiring so well, you will discover they have not always been like that. Somebody in their lineage changed the status quo.

Why can’t you be the person?

To be continued…

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