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Here is the Daily Dose for Monday, April 22, 2019.
A lazy person claims, “There is a lion out there! If I go outside, I might be killed!” Proverbs 22:13
I am a huge fan of the comedian Kevin Hart. While Kevin Hart is hilarious, what won me over to being a fan was a small outtake from one of his concert films. Kevin is with a group of his friends getting prepared for a show, and they start a call and response of their mantra, “Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work.” As funny as Mr. Hart is, his true genius shines through in this moment with his friends. Mr. Hart as it stands is the biggest comedian on Earth, but just a few short years ago he was a funny little guy, playing small clubs, for $125 per set. The difference in where he was then and where he is now is that Mr. Hart decided to do the work.
What stands between many people and their dreams is an excuse, or two, or ten. Excuses are what we use to justify not doing a thing or things that will move us onward and closer to the things that we want and that God has for us. It always starts with the excuse not to start. We don’t start because the time isn’t right. We don’t start because we have too much to do. We don’t start because we are not quite ready, and on, and on, and on. Excuse after excuse we find the reasons to justify our inaction and medicate ourselves with the thought that one day, we will get around to it and be great. Then one day finally comes, and we look back truly out of time and have nothing but a trail of excuses and the regret of wondering what might have been.
Friends, you either want it, or you don’t. If you don’t, that’s fine. You can just keep on doing what you are doing, but if you do want it, you have to let the excuses go. Letting the excuses go means doing one thing, trying. Trying involves work. It involves the work to get something together and see what happens. If it works, it involves the work of doing it again. If it doesn’t work, it involves the work of doing it again as well. When we start trying we start working. We start working on things that may or may not work, but are moving us closer to our dreams. We start working on things that we will always remember, experiences that we will never forget and efforts that get us that much closer to what we have always dreamed of. So if you really want it, whatever it is, today is the day to stop making excuses and try.