Topic: What’s Your Excuse?
Basic Scripture: Ecclesiastes 11:1-6
David Ring is one outstanding preacher and speaker that travels the world inspiring and encouraging people everywhere he goes. He was born with cerebral palsy and it severely affected him as he was growing up. However, he overcame it. When he talks, it takes very long to get the words out.
When he walks, his legs and arms don’t function normally. But he refused to let his disability to limit or stop him. He often starts his speech with a powerful motivational challenge to his audience: “My name is David Ring, what’s your excuse?” Wow! Stop asking yourself, “Why me?”
No matter how many disadvantages, disabilities and limitations you have today, the goodness of God is greater! You need to look out for His goodness and take advantage of it. Quit dwelling on your disappointments and start counting your blessings. There are no handicaps except in your mind. Some people want things to change before they reach out for their dreams; don’t be like that.
Speaker and author, Dale Carnegie, says that “The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure- thing boat never gets far from shore.” I love the way King Solomon puts it, “He who observes the wind will not sow” (Ecc. 11: 4).
In other words, if you keep waiting for everything to be alright, you will never move forward in your life, family and ministry! Take stock of what you have now, find out what you can do with what you have now and move forward. There is something about stepping out towards the direction of your dreams even in the midst of EVIL GIANTS!
Do what you can do with what you have now; and as you do, new resources will come your way, new opportunities will show up and you will be able to do more.
Remember the words of Williams Jenning Bryan,: “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” I am Bishop Chris of ODM; What is your excuse? In this 2nd half of 2021, MAKE AN EFFORT; NOT AN EXCUSE because something great is about to happen! Amen!
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1. Take Song 3: What a friend we have…
2. Pray generally as you’ve been touched by today’s word.
3. Lord, deliver me from the yoke of EXCUSES. I will seize the moment and achieve greatness with WHAT YOU’VE GIVEN ME.
4. Pray in tongues right now against every regret.
5. Pray about today seriously.
Our Daily Manna 10 July 2021 ODM Devotional Message. Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe (author of ODM) is a dynamic man of God with strong prophetic, healing, preaching and teaching ministries. Since he met the Lord and got born again on February 3rd 1976, as a student at the prestigious government college Ughelli, Delta State of Nigeria, he has been preaching the word in Creeks, Villages and Cities with signs following.