Do you ever tire of your own excuses?
When I was growing up we had a saying around our house:
"Get on the Ball or Get on the Bus".
Have you ever heard that?
In our home it meant, get up and do something or sit down and be quiet!! Whatever you do - don't complain and don't give excuses.
The Bible teaches us in James 5:12 to "Let your "Yes" be yes, and your "No," no, or you will be condemned." In this section it is speaking about not taking an oath or swearing by heaven or by earth. I also believe it means that when we make a commitment to do something we must follow through.
Last week I posed a question to my readers and received several very wonderful comments. I thank each of you for taking the time to pray and respond.
I want you to know that I didn't really mean that I don't hear God, I was just more or less curious about how YOU hear from God. But several valid points where made and I have spent much time in prayer concerning a decision I must make.
I am happy to report that I have made a decision and it goes back to the scripture I wrote above.
Let my Yes be Yes!!
Last November I started a new business which I was very excited about. But then 'life happened', 'my husband got laid off work', 'I began working another job', 'which means I now work 3 jobs', 'I am a wife of an ill husband', 'I am a mom on a disabled child', 'I am the mom of a child who is facing legal issues', 'I am a nana', 'a sister', 'a daughter', 'I teach a Bible Study', 'excuse, excuse, excuse'. I could go on and on with reasons WHY I have not devoted any time to my new and now floundering business.
This week as I read your responses and sought after the Lord for a decision on what to do with the business - He clearly brought me to the verse above.
"My child, you made a commitment and must fulfill the promise."
When I began my business I committed to a full year of honest effort. I have fail miserably at that and now I must confess and turn from my failings. Actually, I must Get On The Ball and Get Off The Bus!!!
So, tomorrow morning I will rise and shine dark and early to a new day and a new opportunity to fulfill my commitment. My year begins in earnest tomorrow with new hope and restored excitement for how this opportunity will bless my family and those around me.
God's Word also teaches me this:
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Colossians 3:23-23
I rejoice in His answers AND His Word!!!
I am also excited to announce that I am a distributor with Market America and host a vast line of health and nutrition products along with the best Business Model you will find in the world. In today's economy many people are without jobs and need streams of income. I am happy to be able to share what I am learning about the newest stream of income into my home!
Thank you for teaching me to wait upon the Lord and for praying for me while I sought His direction. I just love learning while He Speaks!!!!
Considering Obedience to Commitments Joy-filled,