Well what can I say – the very essence of our theme this year is what I found myself doing before writing this article. I had put myself forward to do more with the newsletter this year but when asked to create a write up for the front page I immediately came up with excuses like “No that’s not my thing. That’s not my area. I design and put things together, I don’t write articles”.
The funny thing is, next day at work I was told that I would be covering the Literacy and Numeracy lesson because the class teacher had a doctor’s appointment. Here’s the irony- for the Literacy lesson I would have to create a write up of two characters from the ‘Snow White’ fairytale then model it to the class. Within me I was sweating, I was anxious and reluctant. I couldn’t remember what the story was actually about, apart from there being seven dwarfs, so I had to quickly do my research. I stayed up that night to read the story and then create the write up for both characters ‘Snow White’ and the ‘The Queen’.
Thankfully the next morning I was able to deliver the lesson to the children having done my homework the night before. This goes to show there’s no point in running from things because it will eventually catch up with you. You might as well face it because you don’t know what God may be preparing you for.
A lot of the time people make excuses for things they are uncomfortable with e.g. “I can’t do this. It’s too hard. This is not my area. I’m afraid it won’t work. I’m happy where I am. Oh I’ll do it later”. Even putting things off is a form of making excuses. Procrastinating and being lazy to do things is showing God that you are not taking that matter seriously. Just like what Pastor Niyi shared on Wednesday, “when somebody doesn’t commit himself to anything he will miss out on opportunities and never achieve anything. People who don’t commit to anything are unreliable and God cannot rely on them.”
Are you still making excuses? Stop!
God bless you,
NLBC, Media Dept.