No Room for Excuses

God places dreams in our hearts and callings on our lives that we feel are unattainable. We make up excuses that we are not gifted or talented, too afraid, not equipped, or don’t have the time for it. We tell God to choose someone else for the job or keep questioning Him that He’s in control. Friend, you can’t run from God’s calling on your life. Four years ago, I was about to enter college when I felt burdened to try to become a State FFA Officer. I dreamed of this becoming a reality since I was a child. I went to State Conventions with my daddy, my ag teacher inspiration, saying, “I wanna be one of them one day.” Little did I know, that I would actually pursue the dream that never faded. I saw that it wasn’t just a dream but a calling on my life. I recognized that this was God’s way of using me for a purpose bigger than myself…ministry. I created 1,000 excuses: “I’m going to miss too much school, I won’t be able to get a good first year of college, stress will be an issue for me, and how am I going to be able to speak in front of people constantly?! God, how am I going to do this?” Then, I realized…I can’t do this, but You can do this through me. After that, I knew I had to just trust Him the whole way.

I prayed, cried, studied harder than ever, practiced, stayed up late, shook from nervousness in my blue corduroy jacket to the point the emblem could have fallen off, and my name was called.

Pursue God’s calling on your life and the dream He has given you, and trust Him with it. He will take you farther than you can ever imagine!

Author: Country Mile Faith

Hey, y'all! I'm so glad that you are here! I'm Emily, a Louisiana girl with a Mississippi accent who loves coffee, the Enneagram, dessert, and plants. I graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Secondary Agricultural Education (also known as Ag Ed) and have been teaching Ag Ed for four years. I am happily married to my college sweetheart, Brad, and we have a daughter named Bailey. Between the demands of teaching, being a mom, and being a pastor's wife, I enjoy writing and encouraging others in their walk with the Lord, providing resources and ideas for fellow teachers, and sharing my thoughts, advice, and stories about pretty much everything if I feel that it will help someone! I hope that you will follow along and that this blog will help your faith grow longer than a country mile!

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