Two golfers were out golfing one Sunday morning; a thunderstorm struck and knocked the lights out in the clubhouse. One golfer whined, “Oh, I knew we should have gone to church.” The other one said, “Well, I couldn’t have gone to church anyway today because my wife is sick in bed.”

  • “I’m too young.”
  • “I’m too fat.”
  • “I can’t do things as fast as others can.”
  • “I’m too old.”
  • “I have the wrong education.”

The list goes on. Well, knock it off.

You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13).

Throw away your excuses. I used to have a lot of excuses. I threw them out, and somebody else picked them up.

Do something great with your life. God will help you.

Quit blaming others.

Why is it that we like to blame others for all our mistakes and troubles? I guess it goes back to Adam and Eve when they first sinned. Adam said, “It was the woman’s fault!” Then Eve turned around and blamed the devil. But the fact is, we all make our own choices in the end, and our choices have consequences.

Successful people don’t waste time blaming things on other people. They don’t say, “It’s my wife’s fault” or “my husband made me do it, or my boss, or my teacher or anybody else.” Successful people understand that responsibility is one of the first keys to true success.

It’s a liberating day when we quit blaming and say, “I messed up. I’m responsible. I’m sorry.” You can’t make excuses, pass blame, refuse responsibility and be considered mature at the same time.

Somebody said, “God has given us everything we need, therefore, if it is to be, it is up to me.” That’s true humility, which leads to genuine success. I’m looking to Jesus so much; I realize He’s given me everything I need to succeed in life. He’s given me everything I need to be the champion He’s called me to be. Therefore, if it is to be, it’s up to me.

It’s not up to somebody else. I found that people that are humble and pray, without making any excuses or casting blame, always seem to end up at the right place at the right time. They get recognized at the right time.

So, make no excuses.

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