How many things have you wanted to do but did not because your “BUT” got in the way?
I would go back to school and get my degree but….. I would, if I were younger, but…. I want to get married, but…. I would move but…. I would buy a new car but….. I would like to go but…….
People need to get off their “but” and get a new life – get off their “buts” and do something, and not just sit around and complain. Your “but” is blocking your blessings. It’s causing you to fear taking a chance – from trying something new.

I challenge you to get off your butt and dare to be different. Dare to step out of your comfort zone. Dare to get out of the boat. Dare to take a chance.

No more “ifs, ands or buts.” Nor their cousins: “would’ve, could’ve, should’ve”; or “one day I’m gonna.”
How many times have you heard one of those words or phrases used as an excuse? How many times have you heard them come out of your own mouth?

It’s time to stop making excuses. You might say, “I’ve tried but I have been rejected.” We all experience rejection. You might have been rejected because of your color. You might have been rejected because you lack education. You might have been rejected because you don’t have any money, or perhaps you can’t speak well.

You may have been rejected because you had a baby out of wedlock, or you may have been rejected because you had an abortion. You may have been rejected because you were once addicted to drugs. We all experience rejection – it’s time to get over it.

Because of our “buts” many of us are stuck in our past. When God opens a door for you, there’s nothing man can do but watch your back as you go through the door.

Get off your “but” and do what God has called you to do. You’re the only one He has to do what he has destined you to do. He created you, and nobody else can do exactly what He has designed you to do.

When He created you, He broke the mold. There are people out there every day that only you can reach. So, “Get off your but” God needs you.

It’s time to walk tall in the spirit. Others may not know you yet. They only see where you’ve been or where you are now; but they can’t see where you’re going. You have some potential in you they haven’t spotted yet.

You’re somebody even your friends and loved ones don’t know yet. When you get off your “but” you will surprise them all.

Get off your “but”, don’t sell out. It doesn’t matter how old you are. It doesn’t matter how many mistakes you’ve made – “GET OFF YOUR BUT AND DO SOMETHING!!”

Rev. K. Irma Green, retired pastor; Lecturer/Bible Teacher, Spiritual Life Coach

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