Joel Osteen (May-10-2020) Sunday Daily Devotion: No More Excuses.
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: “But they all alike began to make excuses.” Luke 14:18, ESV
TODAY'S WORD: It’s easy to come up with reasons for why we can’t be happy, why we can’t accomplish a dream, why we can’t overcome a problem. Excuses are a dime a dozen. As long as you’re making excuses, you’ll justify staying where you are and settling for less than God’s best.
As long as you’re blaming what was unfair in the past or blaming a friend for a disappointment, you’ll be stuck where you are. You need to throw out the excuses and say, “I refuse to live with a chip on my shoulder.” If you get rid of the excuses, God will pay you back for the hurt. Step up to a new level and have the attitude, “No more excuses to live unhappy or settle for mediocrity. I’m pursuing my goals and overcoming obstacles that have held me back. I am a child of the Most High God, and I will become all He created me to be.”
PRAYER FOR TODAY: “Father, thank You that You are my vindicator, and You will pay me back for past hurts. I let go of all my excuses and refuse to settle for less than Your best for me. I declare that I will become all You created me to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”