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Thursday, January 14

Stop Making Excuses

 

Scripture:

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.” Proverbs 28:13

 

Observation:

When we want to deal with failure, we have to stop making excuses. We can’t live with a victim mentality or try to blame away or rationalize our mistakes. If we want to truly be free from our failures, we have to confess them and let them go.

 

Application:

Take a moment and do some self-assessment. Do you try to cover up your failures with excuses, blaming others, or justifying your own poor behavior because of something someone did to you? Jesus wants you to experience true freedom today. Confess your sins, and let His mercy truly set you free.

 

Prayer:

Jesus, I confess ___________ to you. I don’t want to keep covering my sins. I take responsibility for my failures, and I ask for your forgiveness. Thank you for your grace and mercy Lord. I receive your freedom today. Amen.