goals and excuses

You don’t get your goals AND your excuses.

You don’t get your goals AND your excuses. You have to choose one over the other.

The lie is that your limitations have to define you. They don’t. They might mean it takes you longer or might be harder than if they weren’t there, but then your story is greater – your impact is greater.

It’s ok, if you’re not ready to overcome them or let them go yet. That’s ok. I don’t blame anyone for laying in the bed and not having the fight in them.

I know what that’s like. You’re laying there thinking the ONLY way out is to fight my way out, and I don’t have ANY strength to do that. The pain, the exhaustion, the hopeless is TOO great to even lift your head, let alone fight your way out. I understand all too well.

But I CAN tell you this: Jesus is a present help, a lifter of heads, a strongtower, a protector, a safety zone, refreshment, healer, hope dealer.

I remember it started as a slight lifting of my head, and that wasn’t as bad as I expected. Ok, my head is up. Then more crying and crying out to Him. “Lord, I can’t DO this!”.

Nothing from heaven.

Just a cooler breeze through the window in the August heat with no electricity. Enough to get my attention. Ok, I’m sitting up, drinking in the coolness.

More crying. “Lord, I’m so tired. I can’t carry this!”

Nothing from heaven.

Just a childhood memory of my favorite spot by the lake I grew up on. Ok, I’m walking outside with no particular plan… and on it went until I could accomplish something that helped the situation.

There were setbacks and so much crying and deep depression and hopelessness. But there was also daily rescues, miracles, new songs, deeper conversations, finding who I was.

I’m telling you right now, you can do this. You are not your circumstances. You are not what they say you are. You are not hopeless. You are not as far gone as you think you are.

There is NO pit so deep that the love of God is not deeper!

You can do this.

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