Beyond Excuses

living like Joseph, Genesis 37-50, holding onto dreams
We love excuses.
We’ve built our culture on them.

We’ve become a nation of victims
Licking our wounds...
Obsessing about the impossibility of our obstacles...
Blaming our irresponsibility 
on our parents, teachers, and leaders...
Despising our hardships and handicaps.

We’re a nation of Cain’s decrying injustice...
Not feeling sorry for those we’ve hurt...
Sorry only for ourselves...
Demanding things we don’t deserve...
Jealous of those deserving.

Let's quit following Cain's example...
And look to another Bible example...
Let's be Overcoming Josephs...
holding on, standing firm...
bearing the burden of great dreams...
waiting and believing.

God’s Kingdom...
Is found beyond excuses...
So let's stop making them.

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power, [so] do not think of yourself more highly than you ought…Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Endure hardship as discipline.”
1 Corinthians 4:20; Romans 12:3,12, 21; Hebrews 12:7


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1 comment:

  1. Let's be Overcoming Josephs...
    holding on, standing firm...
    bearing the burden of great dreams...
    waiting and believing.

    That is who I want to be!!

    Thank you Gail!!

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