DAY 320 OF 365 IN 2021


Luke 19:2,3 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.

As far as excuses go, Zachaeus was not short of options:

In the current circumstances, there were two excuses that would have been top of his list if he was unable to see Jesus ‘there was a large crowd and he was short in stature.’ In addition, what scripture presents as clear advantages ‘wealth and a good reputation in society’ would also qualify as great excuses.

Because why would a man of his calibre have to go through all this hustle just to see Jesus? His pride could have easily become another of his excuses. However, the desire to meet Jesus outweighed whatever excuses he could muster. Thus, he threw away all excuses and run ahead to climb a tree, a feat which many would say was below a man of his calibre.

It is worth then, bearing in mind that there are some things to be done which will demand we forget all the  excuses available to us and take action. They will require us to put aside the many ‘because ofs’ and replace them with intentional strategies to address such issues.

We can all find multiple excuses for our inaction, but it is our actions that will bring results.


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