This past January I set a goal of reading twenty-five books this year. Today I begin number 25, four months earlier than anticipated. Now twenty-five books doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, especially since my wife has read three times that many this year, but for a guy who only got through fourteen last year, it’s quite the accomplishment.
I’m sure many of you reading this have already read much more than me this year, and I’m sure there are some reading this that feel as though reading twenty-five books in a year is impossible. What I’m beginning to learn more and more is the things we think are impossible, God often makes possible. Impossible is just an excuse to never start.
Someone once said, “You can make excuses, or you can make progress, but you can’t make both”.
For years I made excuses. My vocabulary consisted of I can’t and I don’t. God gets this bad rep as being the no man. No cussing. No drinking. No fun. But I came to realize I was the real no man in my life. I was the one holding me back.
I’ve learned that self-doubt is ok. We should doubt ourselves; Jesus said apart from Him we can do nothing. So, I find my confidence in Christ and nothing else. My motivation is found in serving Him and serving others. And I’ve found if I’ll be willing to say yes, He’ll say yes. For He is the God of Yes.
“For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding ‘Yes!'” 2nd Corinthians 1:20