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Excuses, excuses….{part 1}

January 12, 2011

i am about to unveil a deep dark secret.

something that i am not proud of, yet i am thankful that God has chosen to “unearth” this for me so that i can cultivate change in this area.

so are you ready?  brace yourself. 

{i am the queen of excuses.}

this has been a pattern in my life for quite some time, and yet, it wasn’t until recently that i began to see the pattern.  as a matter-of-fact, i think i’ve even made excuses for my excuses.  sad, huh?

little by little, God has been revealing this to me.  allowing me to hear a quote here, a sermon there, a comment from someone else who struggles with doing what needs to be done, even when they don’t “feel” like doing it.

it’s like God has been whispering in my ear, little by little, and then, finally, finally  i got it.

i can look back now and see the excuses i’ve made, mainly regarding life here at home.  excuses for not consistently training and disciplining my kids.  excuses for not consistently exercising.  excuses for not adhering to a routine that would serve our family well.

{excuses.  excuses.  excuses.}

not only was i making excuses, but i was also setting an example of inconsistency for my kids. ouch.  not exactly the example i want them to have.

when i first began to notice this pattern and to feel God’s loving conviction, i was discouraged.   i thought to myself, “how can i change years of inconsistency?”  and you know what i realized?  i can’t.

but He can.

God can take this inconsistent mommy and change her, from the inside out, one day at a time…how do i know this?  because more than once i have experienced the amazing love and transforming grace of my sweet Savior……

 

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  1. January 13, 2011 3:11 pm

    Praise the Lord, that He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it!

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