WHAT’S YOUR EXCUSE?
Jesus is coming soon! It’s time to step out and do what God has called us to do. Our TV ministry, “On The Road To Freedom,” is a perfect example of us stepping out in faith to do the will of God when we had plenty of excuses. We have all felt unworthy or insecure at times, wondering if we really can be all God has called us to be. I Corinthians 1:27 NLT says, “God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise…” God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things! For example:
Jacob was cheater. David had an affair. Noah got drunk. Paul was a murderer. Jonah ran from God. Miriam was a gossip. Sarah was impatient. Mary was a worrier. Thomas was a doubter. Gideon was a coward. Moses stuttered. Zakeus was short. Abraham was old. Lazarus was dead.
So, what’s your excuse? In these ordinary people’s lives, God showed up and proved He is God and NOTHING is too difficult for Him! Maybe you have decided, “I can’t do it!” Gideon thought the same thing. He was a foolish choice from the world’s point of view but he found out all he needed was a Word from God. He was in hiding when in Judges 6:12-16 an angel appeared to him and said, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!...Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel…Have I not sent you?” Gideon replied, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” Gideon’s first response was, “I can’t do it.” And the LORD said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.” Whatever God has called us to do, all we need to know is that God is with us. For we “can do ALL things through Christ Who gives us strength!” (Philippians 4:13)
Another popular excuse is, “I’m too old!” Abraham & Sarah were way past the age of child bearing. So believing for a baby was absolutely FOOLISH to the world! Romans 4:17-22 says that Abraham, “…contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations…And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.” Against all odds, Abraham chose to believe God and he saw the fulfillment of God’s promise.
Another example of wrong thinking is that it’s just too late! In John 11:25-27, we read the story of Jesus raising his friend, Lazarus from the dead. I’m sure we can agree that being dead is as late as it gets! It was foolishness to the world when Jesus said to Martha, the sister of Lazarus, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” Martha responded in faith. She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” Did you notice that her faith was required in order for Jesus to perform this miracle? In verse 43 Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, Come forth!” If you are in a marriage or a job that is dead with no vision or dreams, Jesus is ready to do a miracle for you. Our part is to stop the excuses and simply BELIEVE!
Mark 11:24 “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Prayer is NOT begging God, “Please, Please” or “I need” “I want” or “Give me.” God has already made promises in His Word that are “Yes and Amen.” We lay hold of those promises by faith when we pray. Say with me right now, “I believe I receive when I pray the strength, wisdom and favor I need to DO the will of the Lord! I can do ALL things through Christ Who strengthens me. It is never too late for my God because I serve a God Who raises the dead!”
Praise the Lord, we would love the opportunity to encourage you in person. Please check our itinerary for when we will be in your area at www.mylon.org. On our site, you can also get Mylon’s BRAND NEW teaching, “Absolute Faith.” We believe it will strengthen your faith to step out and do the will of God. It is obedience and trust in God’s Word, that causes you to be a cheerful giver. So as you give your holy seed this month, please know that we are standing with you that “all of your needs shall be met according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!” (Phil. 4:19) No more excuses, ALL things are possible when we believe!
We Love you,
Mylon & Christi Le Fevre
P.S. THANK YOU for your faithfulness to support the Gospel going around the world. We are reaching the nations for Jesus and we could not do this without your help. It is by God’s design that we need each other. We are extremely grateful, because of your faithful support, we are on this faith journey together!