I feel like the greatest excuse I get caught up in when it comes to being the person God wants me to be is “opportunities.”
It’s easy to hide behind that one. It’s easy because it says I would do more, I just don’t have the occasion to act. I would follow God’s prompting, he just isn’t nudging me anywhere. We phrase this almost like God’s let us go on a little sabbatical and because there no great sign telling me to do something then clearly I’m not meant to do anything.
David could have stayed inside. He could have laughed off the old man’s calling, he could have come up with a million excuses for why he would never do the things God just said. “It’s not my gifting.” “There are way too many hurdles.” or the classic “I wasn’t sure what to say.”
The excuses are plenty. The calling is there nonetheless. God wants something for us. He saved us for a reason, for a cause. We’ve just got to be willing to walk in it.