No More Excuses

By Shannon O'Dell / Posted on 09 April 2009

no-excuses1What is your excuse for not believing God wants to use you? As we get prepared for the Excuse Me series check out who God used that made mistakes…He wants to use you too?

The next time you think God can’t use you, just look to The Bible to see what He had to work with:

1)Noah was a drunk (Genesis 9:21)
2)Abraham was too old (Genesis 17:17)
3)Isaac was a daydreamer
4)Jacob was a liar (Genesis 27)
5)Leah was ugly (Genesis 29:16-18)
6)Joseph was abused (Genesis 37:22-28)
7)Moses had a stuttering problem (Exodus 4:10)
8)Gideon was afraid (Judges 6:15) (I’m not entirely sure about this reference.)
9)Samson had long hair and was a womanizer (Judges 16:17) (Judges 16:5)
10)Rahab was a harlot (Joshua 2:1)
11)Jeremiah and Timothy were too young (Jeremiah 1:6)
12)David had an affair and was a murderer (2 Samuel 11:2-4) (2 Samuel 11:14-17)
13)Elijah was suicidal (1 Kings 19:4)
14)Isaiah preached naked (Isaiah 20:2)
15)Johan ran from God (Jonah 1:3)
16)Naomi was a widow (Ruth 1:3)
17)Job went bankrupt (Job 1:21)
18)Peter denied Christ (Mark 14:71)
19)The Disciples fell asleep while praying (Mathew 26:40)
20)Martha worried about everything (Luke 10:40-42)
21)The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once (John 4:17-18)
22)Zaccheus was too small (Luke 19:2-3)
23)Paul was too religious
24)Timothy had an ulcer (1Timothy 5:23) and…
25)Lazarus was dead (John 11)!

Don’t make excuses…let God use you!! Tell someone about Easter service tomorrow.

Can’t wait to see you this weekend at brandnewchurch.com!





There are 3 Comments about this post

  1. Shannon Taylor says,

    What a great reminder that we are without excuse! I don’t know if this is a good thing or not, but reading through that list makes me feel a little better about my own failures! God CAN and WILL use us!


    on 10 April 2009 / 9:45 AM

  2. Tami Boggus says,

    Nobody wants what I have to offer.


    on 11 April 2009 / 8:42 PM

    • someone who knows you says,

      Sure they do Tami! God made you, right? God lives in you, right? God has a purpose for you Tami and you have not experienced it yet. It will happen for you, IT WILL!!


      on 13 April 2009 / 6:13 PM


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