"No More Excuses" Stuart Jones Do you ever think about what God created you to be? What He wants you to do? Psalm 139:13-14 tells us, “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous.” When God created you, He knew what you were capable of being and capable of doing. Yet, something may be keeping you from reaching your potential. Is it self-doubt? Jennifer Rothschild, a Bible study author, said “The Enemy of your soul would love to stifle you with self-condemnation, lies, and ill-fitting words so your thoughts become a jumbled mess that controls you.” Do you want to give Satan the victory in this? Is it shame and guilt from past sin? You may have heard many say “I know God has forgiven me but I just can’t forgive myself.” That’s like saying that your evaluation of your sins is superior to God’s. To quote a friend, “Isn’t it an awesome feeling to say, ‘What’s done is done. I can let go of the painful past . . . I don’t live there any longer!’” Is it a feeling of not having any talents that God can use? Read Romans 12 to see how God has given all of us abilities to use in serving Him. God told you in the Bible how perfectly and purposely He created you. In spite of what you may think about yourself, believe Him!