Today I woke up at 5:00 a.m. I have valued the 5 AM Club and have been a hit-or-miss member of the club for about two years now. This year I have certainly woke up at 5:00 a.m. more than any previous year.
I walk down the stairs on this beautiful December morning, only to discover my backyard has been painted white. I stop and stare for a moment. My brain takes me back to those winter mornings years ago when my siblings and I would race outside to build snowmen and throw snowballs.
This past Monday was one of the most productive Mondays that I have had in a while. I recorded three podcast episodes, wrote a blog, went to my college classes, and even cleaned my room. I conquered Monday.
You would think that I would have been happy by the amount that I accomplished in the day.
Every day we are given the choice to follow God faithfully or to ignore our call to follow. Our response to this daily decision is of the utmost importance. With every major decision, we are presented with many excuses as to why we don’t do things. Just like with other areas in our life, we can make excuses as to why we won’t follow God on a daily basis.
I want to map out three major areas that we often use to make excuses.