YOU DON’T HAVE ANY EXCUSE!
Text :Matthew 1:21
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
Jesus had never been Christ before!
He had never seen anyone save his people from sin before!
He had no example to follow…No biographies to read for his kind of mission…No testimonies to read about…
Yet he made it!
There were no footsteps for him to follow…No references…Nobody to counsel him…Nobody to pray for him…Or pray the prayer of agreement with him…
Yet he made it! He finished the work!
He said so himself, “I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. Now, Father…” John 17:4-5 NLT
Note that his mission was not in another world different from this same world full of all manner of oppositions and limitations!
His mission was not in Mars, space or Jupiter…but on this same earth where you and I live in!
Note also that when Jesus walked this earth to fulfill his mission…the devil and his demons were very much around…
Yet he finished his work…And of him all of humanity now have the privilege and blessing of salvation from sin, sickness, disease, poverty and death!
And he told you and I that he has left us an example that we should follow in his steps.
So you see… you don’t have any excuse…I tell you!
Instead of wallowing in frustration, self-pity, murmuring and complaining in your struggles to make it…looking for who will help you…
What you need to do is, settle down with Matthew, Mark, Luke and John…and find out how Jesus made it…
What worked for him?
What was the secret of his victories over all the challenges, oppositions and limitations he faced (because there were plenty of them)?
That’s the question!
Then, if you are in Christ…move on to the epistles and find out what you have to your advantage too – What privileges Jesus’ accomplishment of his mission has purchased for you…because you must make it too!
Know that this has nothing to do with religion at all…Yes!
Religion has shrouded everything about Jesus in mysteries…so much that humanity is being denied of the benefits of his accomplished mission…It was not for him, or for God…It was all for you and I!
Now…Just like Jesus had his own mission, you are also destined to accomplish a peculiar mission here on earth for the benefit of humanity…
You are not on excursion or for fanfare here on earth…Purpose is the reason why you were born at all…If there was no purpose, you didn’t need to be born! Read Jeremiah 1:5.
Purpose gives you the privilege of leaving a legacy…an example for generations coming after you…That’s how to continue living even after you’re gone from here.
Yes…you can live forever!
Friend, it’s time to stop chasing shadows!
It’s time to stop all the envy, bitterness, jealousy, foolishness, careless living, unhealthy competition, shoulder-thrusting and personality clashes!
Nobody is holding what belongs to you…it’s all in you! Read Philemon 1:6.
Nobody needs to go down or die for you to make it…the death of Jesus and his going down into hell…and rising again has taken care of that!
It’s time to stop walking in other people’s shadows!
Enough of excuses…It’s time to give your life a meaning!
Come on now!