Be stronger than your excuses

Be Stronger Than Your Excuses

Be stronger than your excuses

Be stronger than your excuses” is a phrase I have added to the wall in my workout space. I need all the motivation I can get, and maybe even a little extra right now. I haven’t been giving my workouts the effort I should in the last couple of weeks. I have maintained a consistent number of workouts each week, but I’m not pushing myself as much as I could during the workouts.

My excuses have been: I’m tired, I’m short on time, I don’t want to be sore, etc. I decided that sprucing up the space with a little paint and decor would be motivating. It is a little, but not to the level I was hoping for.

Exercise isn’t the only area that I make excuses. My spiritual life suffers from similar excuses. I’ve limited my volunteering due to being busy at work. My prayer practices slip regularly. Even worship attendance has suffered from excuses. Be stronger than your excuses applies here too.

My new wall decor has taken on meaning across many areas of my life, and I’m leaning to lean in when the excuses start to rise up as this scripture encourages.

11-13 Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality. (Romans 12:11-13 MSG).

When excuses rise, I spend the day telling myself I will workout. I plan my week of workouts. I crank up the workout playlist. When excuses rise, I volunteer for something. I attend worship. I crank up praise music and sing along. I lean in to stay fueled and aflame. I lean in to be stronger than my excuses.

Are you stronger than your excuses? How do you lean in? How do you stay fueled? Share your story here and breathe life and bring hope to others.

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