Stop Making Excuses

Lately people have been saying they don’t know how I do it all. How they wish they had the time to do something they love.  

I thought to myself… what is stopping them from doing what they love? What is getting in their way of pursuing something they are passionate about or enjoy?

But then I remembered  I was one of those people. A spectator standing on the sidelines watching others pursue what they enjoyed.

Here’s the thing, no one was stopping me from pursuing what I enjoyed.  Excuses were.

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God gives us twenty-four hours a day. What are we doing in and with those twenty-four hours?

Is all the time going to work? Or are we wasting time on other things or activities that could be replaced by something we love doing instead? Are we managing or stewarding our time properly? Are we disciplined?

You see my friends, what it all comes down to is choice.

I choose to get up an hour and a half earlier to spend time with the Lord and do what I love.

Is this easy? Absolutely not. It’s a sacrifice.

But I made a choice. I decided getting up early and carving out time in my day to do what I love is important to me.  

I sat down one day and thought about how I could incorporate time to work toward something I love without it eating into my job, obligations or family time. 

I came up with a plan, that I would either get up an hour earlier or stay up an hour later consistently. I was committed to taking a small portion of my time daily to work toward my goals or dreams.

But I always make sure to spend alone time with God first before I do anything. This sets the tone for my day. Then I move into something I love, enjoy or am passionate about for the remainder of the time.

Please understand that even committing a half an hour a day is better than nothing. You have to start somewhere and stick with it no matter what.

I promise you, that if you do this consistently, you will see a difference and feel better too.  

Do you feel stuck or unfulfilled? What are some small changes can you make or steps you can take to change this?

  • Such a great reminder, friend. No more excuses!

  • Go For It!

    Great! Thank you for writing this!

  • Boy, have I missed reading your posts! I have been crazy busy with work, so I’ve lost track of my bloggers I love. This timely word really cuts to the heart for me. I’ve been so focused on “have to do’s” that I miss doing the things I love. Thanks for the reminder – you always stir, challenge and bless me Pilar

    • You are so kind to me. I am grateful for your friendship. You are an encourager and have a beautiful heart. Thank you for everything.

  • Mr. Arsenec

    This is yet another solid post my dear. I think I just ran out of excuses. Nice work.