Week 38 – If Only Excuses

If Only Excuses

“Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died”
John 11:21

“Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died” (John 11:32). Notice that both sisters evidently had already discussed the matter before Jesus arrived and both agreed that “If only” Jesus had been here things would have been different. Today, as Martha and Mary we have many who seem to live in the “if only” life.

This generation wants to blame others for their failures. In our courts, politics, homes and churches the cry seems to be “if only.” If only I’d been born of different parents. If only my parents had not been so strict. If only my parents had been more strict. If only my parents had given me more love. If only I had been born in a different environment. If only my dad had not been a deacon, a preacher or a missionary. If only our family would have had more money. If only I had been born in a different part of town. If only I had the brains of my brother. If only I had to the good looks of my sister. If only I had the personality of my friend. If only I had not been abused. If only I had married someone else. If only I had not divorced. If only I had gotten a divorce much earlier. If only the pastor had really understood me. If only the church members had loved me. Well, it is time to throw away your Linus blankets and accept responsibility. If you don’t like your life then change it. Don’t blame others for your problems.

Everyone has problems so why should you be an exception to the rule. “If only” did not help Martha and Mary and it will not help you. The Lord was there and Lazarous was raised from the dead. They both learned to look to the Lord instead of “if only.” If only you would stop thinking if only. You cannot change the past, but you can change the future. You can make the days ahead the best you have ever known. “If only” you would try…These Are Words of Wisdom.

If Only…If Only…If Only… or He is able… He is able!

This Week
Do not not blame others for your failures

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