• Josh Carmody

Stop Lying to Yourself.

"I want to work out but I don't have the time."

"I want to eat healthy but it's too expensive."

"I want to help other people but I don't have anything to offer."

"I want to go to church but the weekends are so busy."

"I wish I could save money but I don't make enough."

"I want a career but no one seems to be hiring right now."

Do any of these excuses sound familiar? Maybe you have said one of these lately.

I've been thinking a lot about excuses these days. Excuses I make. Excuses I see others making. And it begs the question, Why do we make excuses? Why do we lie to ourselves? The simple answer: because that's the easy way out.

If we feel like a situation or circumstance is out of our control than we feel no responsibility to take action.

Excuses eliminate action.

Henry Ford said, "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right."

If you say "I can't/won't" than you won't try anymore. What's the point of trying if you know it's not going to happen. It's victim mentality. It's a defeatist attitude. It's going to get you no where.

Stop lying to yourself.

The Bible says in Luke 6:45, "The things people say come from inside them." What you say about yourself is what you believe. What are you saying about yourself? Are you making excuses? Or do you believe in yourself and in your God who created you?

The truth is that you are capable of doing way more than you think!

Want to get in shape? Prioritize your time to go on a walk with your family or friends. Want to go to church? Make it a priority every weekend over the other things that are going on. Want to save money? Make more of it or spend less.

You decide what you will or won't do. What you say and what you do comes out of your heart. It comes from within you.

What excuses have you been making in your life? Where have you been lying to yourself? I think it's time to stop making excuses and start being people of action!

Stop lying to yourself and start telling yourself the truth TODAY!

No. More. Excuses.

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I work at New Covenant Christian Church in Fort Dodge, IA. Everything here, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of New Covenant Christian Church.