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Lord, help our generation…remind us that you cannot be fooled.  We cannot show up on a Sunday morning to look good for all our friends then get more excited about a touchdown than we do about a soul coming to know You and surrendering all.  We jump up and down and give high fives for things that will pass away while You and eternity stand by with open arms.  You see all.  You know every excuse.  And You are not interested as we continue to reinvent ourselves at the cost of ourselves as we wander through this life unchanged and unwilling to see the truth.

All things can be done with the very thing in our hand; we do not need to reinvent the wheel in order for You to take us to new heights. Help us see that we can do nothing without You.  And if we feel as if all has been gotten by us in our pursuit, then humble us, Lord.

Help us to not get stuck in complacency, but to always walk in desperate obedience. 

Take us to our Promised Land and loose our excuses from our minds. Get us out of our downward spiral of always seeking something shiny and new instead of Your will for us. You have shown us time and again in Your Word that you can do much with little, and that our grocery list of canned excuses and fresh fears are no match for You!

You are not interested in our excuses; You can start with the very thing that we hold in near.  We don’t need a majority vote.  We don’t need a thousand “friends” on Facebook to remind us that we are going in the right direction and that accepts us.  We don’t need an army of make believe people backing us in our pursuit of Your will.  All we need is to stop waiting and start walking.  Hesitation is only our limitation. Show us our talent that can be used for You and keep us from burying it in the dirt as we step out in faith and realize that we can live in the dream and not behind a TV set watching an overpaid athlete make a score while someone on the street is dying for a piece of bread.

One foot in front of the other…one mindset changed daily…one celebration of a soul won each minute…no more mundane…no more sideline living…NO MORE EXCUSES!

Ephesians 4:1-4
But Moses protested again, “What if they won’t believe me or listen to me? What if they say, ‘The Lord never appeared to you’?”
Then the Lord asked him, “What is that in your hand?”
“A shepherd’s staff,” Moses replied.
“Throw it down on the ground,” the Lord told him. So Moses threw down the staff, and it turned into a snake! Moses jumped back.
Then the Lord told him, “Reach out and grab its tail.” So Moses reached out and grabbed it, and it turned back into a shepherd’s staff in his hand.