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So Whatís Your Excuse?

(author unknown)

The next time you think you have an excuse why God canít use you, remember the people whom God did use:


Noah was drunk.

Abraham was too old.

Isaac was a daydreamer.

Jacob was a liar.

Leah was ugly.

Joseph was abused.

Moses was a murderer.

Deborah was a woman.

Gideon was afraid.

Samson had long hair.

Rahab was a prostitute.

Jeremiah and Timothy were too young.

Elijah was suicidal.

Isaiah preached naked.

Jonah ran away from God.

Naomi was a widow.

Job was bankrupt.

John the Baptist ate locusts.

Peter was impulsive and hot tempered.

Martha worried about everything.

Mary Magdalene was demon-possessed.

The Samaritan Woman was divorced (more than once).

Zacchaeus was too small.

Paul was too religious.

Timothy had a stomach ulcer.

David pretended madness, had an affair and ran away from his own son.

Lazarus was dead.


Some of these are natural conditions. Others are sins. But the sinners repented and went on. And they all served the Eternal in spite of their difficulties.

So how are you serving Him?

Or do you have a better excuse?

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