We have an excuse for everything, don’t we? All we need is just a sliver of doubt to creep in and the excuses begin to pile up. Something I learned a long time ago was that there’s a million reasons not to do something.
After a brief introduction, the prophet Jeremiah tells us what the Lord would have him do. “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5 NLT)
But immediately, Jeremiah has an excuse. Jeremiah 1:6 (NLT) reads, “O Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!”
We saw similar excuses from Moses back in the Book of Exodus after the Lord commanded him to go to Pharaoh. Moses protested many times before finally obeying God by saying such things as “who am I?” and “what if?”
But do you know what happened to both Jeremiah and Moses? Eventually, God got His way and they did what He said. Perhaps instead of resisting God’s call to action, we should embrace it.
Stop giving God excuses. He is going to win anyway. Our resistance to His will is only going to prolong the process.