Hebrews 12:12-13 in the Message Bible says:
“So don't sit around on your hands! No more dragging your feet! Clear the path for long-distance runners so no one will trip and fall, so no one will step in a hole and sprain an ankle. Help each other out. And run for it!”
I started wondering why people sit on their hands and drag their feet….and realized it happens when people make excuses.
Believe me, I’ve heard all of the excuses … and some that would make you laugh if you didn’t know the person speaking the words was serious.
I believe if I set my mind to it…I could come up with some of the greatest excuses in the world.
But the real question is what does the greatest book ever written have to say about excuses.
Proverbs 24:11in the Message Bible says:
“Rescue the perishing; don't hesitate to step in and help. If you say, "Hey, that's none of my business," will that get you off the hook? Someone is watching you closely, you know— Someone not impressed with weak excuses.”
2 Thessalonians 3:10-13 says: