Reason or Excuse?

I’ve had a long three days at work this week. I’ve gotten home over an hour late every night. It seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get half the things done that I need to get done! Have you ever had a week like that? On my way home, I got to thinking of how nice it would be to go home, put on my pajamas, and collapse in my recliner. But . . . This is Wednesday night, and my church family is gathering for Bible study. No matter how much I told myself that after the day I had, I should just go home. I couldn’t help, but think – “Is being tired a reason or an excuse?”

There’s a difference between a reason and an excuse, you know. Reasons might include sickness, either personal or someone that we’re taking care of, bad weather, bad eyesight- not able to see to drive at night, or perhaps doing an act of mercy, such as working in the medical field. But, being tired? I couldn’t do it – I went to church. And, oh – I’m so glad I did! I got to sing praises unto the Lord. I got to join my church family as we approached God’s throne in prayer. We studied and discussed Judgment Day and heaven. Now, I’ll have to admit – I yawned a few times, but I’m so glad that I went.

God will always be there for you. Do you do all that you can to be there for Him? Do you have a “reason” or is it an “excuse?” Think on these things. God Bless, Courtney

2 thoughts on “Reason or Excuse?

  1. Very good!! Whenever I “think” I’m too tired, I just get ready and go!! I’m always glad. Love my church family and they love me!! What a blessing! Thank You, Lord.

  2. To many times I have found an excuse. But after I go I am so encouraged and uplifted.

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