We have taught our children to excuse themselves if they want to release some farts. The other day, the younger one kept releasing farts and saying; “Please, excuse me”. The older one replied her; “What kind of excuse is that! You should have stood up and leave before releasing your farts”. It was a funny moment but it taught me something about vision and excuses

Friend, one of the things you must avoid this year is giving excuses. Excuses look good and cool to the flesh but it is dangerous to your eternal destiny in God. We all have one thousand and one reasons why we would not fulfil our dreams and visions. We all have many reasons to not live up to divine expectations.

There are a lot more reasons why you may not want to expect much this year. But you have got to do away with those excuses if you would succeed. The same excuse some people gave for not succeeding is the very motivation for some other people’s success and achievements. It is not about the challenge but about how you interpret it.

“…Sir, I have no man…” (John 5:7). Every divine vision is at the mercy of people. But we must not allow the seeming lack of people to bring paralysis to our visions and dreams. The truth is, God will always give you the people you need to fulfil your destiny; it’s only that you may not see them for who or what they are.

Some people complain about the oppositions out there (Numbers 13:33, Proverbs 22:13). They only choose to see the oppositions on their way but neglect the opportunities that lie therein. You would always see what you are looking for; devil or God, opposition or opportunity, lack or abundance, obstacles or miracles. You need to rise in the spirit of Caleb this season (Numbers 13:30)

Perhaps, the greatest excuse that people give is their lack of capacity or ability (Jeremiah 1:6). God is wise enough to not ask you to do what He knows you would not be able to do (Luke 1:34-37). Actually, God wants you to leverage His ability in your seeming disability because His strength is made perfect in your weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria