Fasting From Wrong Thinking

Day 28 – Fast from excuse-making mentalities

Dear Friend,
Today we’re fasting from excuse-making mentalities.  Success cannot come to the person who makes excuses.

Let’s change it today!

1. Refuse to excuse mediocrity. 1 Thessalonians 4:1 says “…Excel still more…” Don’t give in to the temptation to settle for where you’re at. Press forward for more of what He has for you. (Philippians 3:13-14)

2. Refuse to excuse the way you grew up…saying that you were born on the wrong side of the tracks or you’re limited by your upbringing.  You may have been born on the wrong side of the tracks, but you’ve been born again; and you don’t have to stay there. Cross the tracks NOW. (Romans 8:37)

3. Refuse to excuse unforgiveness. We sometimes think, “you just don’t know what they did to me”, but the truth is: God knows what WE did to HIM and He still forgives us. Let it go.

4. Refuse to excuse lack of support. In John 5:7 the lame man said, “I have no man to help me.” He used that as an excuse to remain in his condition.  Even if everyone lets us down, God will support us. (Psalm 27:10)

5. Redirect your effort. It takes EFFORT to come up with excuses. Redirect the same energy, toward finding a solution—and you will. Matthew7:7.

6. Faith Finds a way! Luke 5:18-20 says, “When they could not find a way to get in, they went up on the roof and lowered their friend…right in front of Jesus.” Refuse to accept that there is no way.

I eliminate excuse-making from my thoughts and words. I will no longer excuse or justify mediocrity in my life; I will not allow lack or failure in my life. God will always provide a way for me to succeed and I will press on to experience it, in Jesus’ Name.

By Pastor Gregory Dickow

About Andrea

I am from Whitby, Ontario. I have lived in Romania for 9 years as a missionary but I am currently in Canada on a sabbatical break at this time. I have also lived in South Korea for a year and I have also been to Russia, Uganda, Albania and the Czech Republic on short-term mission trips. In 2012, God also gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Mozambique for the Harvest Mission School with Iris Ministries as well. I love children, reaching out to people who are in need and vulnerable, I have a passion to fight against the injustice issue of human trafficking and to simply share the love of Jesus wherever I go. I also love cats too and I have a cat of my own named Minnie!
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