Revelation 2:5 ASV, “Remember therefore whence thou art fallen, and repent and do the first works; or else I come to thee, and will move thy candlestick out of its place, except thou repent.”
We all have areas in our lives where we have fallen. Things that we should have done and have not done. Assignments that should have been completed that we haven’t even started. And Lord knows that many of u
People will argue for years that the reason they did this is because of that. Or the reason they are this way is because of what happened. Those excuses may sit well with man but not with God. The Lord does not honor excuses. Moses tried it. He thought just because he had a speech impediment, he couldn’t be God’s mouthpiece. Jeremiah thought he was too young. Isaiah thought his lips were too unclean. Jacob thought he was too deceiving and David thought he had committed too many trespasses. God knows you better than you know you, therefore if He has assigned a work for you to do, DO IT! Mary said, whatever He tells you to do, DO IT.
We don’t want any more of your excuses. Millions of youth are dying because of excuses. Divorces are taking place because of excuses. Ministries are still in seed form because of excuses. We have heard them all. Your credit is bad. You didn’t graduate high school. You are a single parent. You were adopted. You were abused. Nobody likes you. You are handicapped. You weren’t raised with your parent. You have allergies. You don’t eat red meat. EVERYONE HAS AN EXCUSE, but God is not accepting them because He called you beyond your faults or your issues. Either He is God, or He’s not. It’s not your ability He’s depending on anyway, it’s His. If He told you to do it, DO IT!
You have another chance to do your first works. Whether it’s reading the Bible to the elderly. Raking leaves for the disabled or making ham and cheese sandwiches for the poor. Whatever it is, DO IT. Stop watching everybody else. Focus on you because at some point, God is going to raise up ‘a neighbor better than yourself’ to take your place. Ask Saul. Because who needs a lamp that won’t remain lit?