Today’s short post has a simple theme: Don’t make excuses.
Seriously. Just don’t.
If you screw up, then admit it. If you are at fault, then admit your fault, vow to do better, and move on.
There are few things more pathetic than a man who won’t take responsibility for his actions. Making excuse after excuse is a sure-fire way for a man to lose respect in the eyes of his fellow men.
One thing that gets missed in this day and age about the Gospels is the overall lack of excuses made. When the woman at the well is confronted with her sin by Jesus, does she make excuses? Nope. How about the tax collector, Levi? Nope, no excuses again. Our faith is not one for excuses. From what I recall, the only role they play is in punishment (Luke 12:48).
So when you are working on eliminating bad habits from your life, add excuse making to the list.