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Luke 16:10 (NLT2) If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. Looking at your life right now, you may be thinking that you are not rich and have very little, so how can God use someone like me? If you think about it, God has provided for you everything you need to do His will. The problem is, we equate what we have with what we can do. Yet God has provided exactly what you need to accomplish His will. You want to be a great worship leader or musician, great, then join the choir or worship team at church. How much does that cost… nothing. You want to be a great bible teachers, awesome, then start teaching Sunday school in the church, or open up your home and start doing weekly bible studies in it. How much does that cost… nothing. You want to go on a mission trip and help those in need, fantastic.. but start by giving to those in need where you live, support a child through Compassion or World Vision. How much does that cost… as much as you want to pour into it. Should I go on, or are you getting the just of this? I think you are. Yet some still don’t get it and you still have excuses. What if Jesus said to God. God I can’t go to the cross because one of my close friends, also Judas Iscariot betrayed me and I’m just not feeling it right now, maybe next week, ok God. I know that sounds crazy, yet if you think about it, how crazy do your excuses sound? Luke 14:16-20 Then He said to him, "A certain man gave a great supper and invited many,  and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, 'Come, for all things are now ready.'  But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.'  And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.'  Still another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' Dude, you just got married and you can’t take your wife with you to a dinner party, how lame does that sound? How lame do your excuses sound when people around you are in need and going to hell, literally. Proverbs 24:12 (NLT2) Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.” For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew. He will repay all people as their actions deserve. Ecclesiastes 5:6 Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to sin, nor say before the messenger of God that it was an error. Why should God be angry at your excuse and destroy the work of your hands?
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