It is amazing that anytime we decide to justify the lack of effort, or justify our procrastination, or justify not doing something that we said we would do, or justify not getting started at all; We seem to be able to come up with some pretty impressive excuses.

Self Service

The thing about an excuse is, it serves no one except the person providing the excuse. This does nothing for the person we may be giving the excuse to. Their level of expectations of us were in place, however the fact that we may not have came through as they expected, caused them to lower their level of expectations of us.

Letting Others Down

Our excuses will cause people to realize that they cannot count on us. If we continue to remain in the habit of giving excuses, people will begin to think that they cannot believe anything we say. This will, in fact cause people to think less of us because actions speak louder than words.


Keeping Our Word

We will do ourselves a great justice if we just learn to eliminate excuses. One of the greatest things we have in life is our word.

Let’s say for instance, we continue to promise our child or children that we are going to do something with them, or take them somewhere. Then, the day of our promise is here; our child or children have been eagerly awaiting for this day to arrive.

Instead of doing what we promised we tell our child or children that we have to work. This might actually be the case, but to our child or children this is one serious let down. It doesn’t stop them from being very disappointed in us, and it doesn’t take many times of this, before our child or children start to think that everything we say is filled with false and broken promises.

If we are in an intimate relationship with someone, and we keep saying that we are going to do something but don’t do it. We should then expect this relationship to become very short. We must do whatever it is we say we are going to do.

The Excuse Epidemic

Once we become a person who provides excuses, the amount of excuses we give start to become endless.

We start giving excuses to our children, our significant others, our jobs, our careers, and soon enough we begin to give excuses to ourselves.


Taking Accountability

This is a pattern of behavior, if this is what we are doing, it is imperative that we break this pattern because it creates a no win situation for us. The bottom line is, we must do whatever it is we say we are going to do. If we are not going to do whatever it is we say we are going to do, then we should make it known that we are not going to do it.

Respect is definitely earned by us taking accountability of our own actions and eliminating excuses.


Thank you for taking the time to read this article.

Blessings To Each Of You,





Author: Jerry

14 thoughts on “Excuses

  1. Hi. At first I found the whole cover confusing, but then I understand what you were doing. Not too sure about the amount of adverts showing for a site that is filled with the Good News.

  2. Many thanks you sharing such an informative article with us. Through your article I got to know that we shouldn’t make up excuses at all. Excessive excuses breaks trust, it does not happen in working life but also in personal life too. You are right earning respect by taking the accountability by our own actions and by eliminating the habit of making excuses. I appreciate it! I definitely would like to share your article in my social media. 

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on this post. You are most certainly welcome for the sharing of such an informative article, and thank you for calling it that. Taking accountability is the key to eliminate excuses. 

      Thank you again for reading and commenting on this post. I would also like for you to share this article in your social media. 

      Many Blessings To You My Friend!

  3. Hi Jerry, thank you very much for writing about excuses. I realized that my life sometimes has been filled with fake promises… to myself. I create many excuses to procrastinate what I must do. In turn, I missed some of ‘good things’ that should happen to me such as job offer. This is an eye opening for my condition, so thank you very much for writing about this.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on this blog. You are most certainly welcome for the sharing of Excuses. It is my pleasure to create an eye opener for your condition. Thank you again for reading and commenting on this blog.

      All The Best To You My Friend!

  4. WOW!!!  God bless.  You have put together an amazing website.  SOOOOOO much information.  I greatly appreciate what you are looking to accomplish here.

    I am curious about all the cleansing products.  But, I guess I understand, cleanliness is next to Godliness.  You really have done your research.  In my honest opinion, too much information for me.  I enjoy reading, but I was concerned about your need for all of that information on why teeth may have stains and how to get rid of stains. I appreciate that God may have suggested to you the need for a stain free mouth, I just wondered why?.

    I have bookmarked your page.  I really like what you are offering in your bible study section.  I also feel honored that you would share your struggles and growth.  This is what I am trying to accomplish as well.  I do have a question, perhaps you wouldn’t mind offering some insight.  I believe in a higher power, which I choose to call God.  The question:  If we are created in the image of God, why is God always referred to in the male gender?   

    I grew up in religion and as a teen posed this question to my pastor.  His answer, along with much hypocrisy in the church and at home, discouraged me from pursuing a more intimate relationship with God.  As unfortunate as that was, I have since come across a group that encouraged me to find my own understanding of a higher power.  This was an amazing concept to me and has allowed me to grow closer to God and closer to my fellow human beings.  I know that my own experience has led me to a greater understanding of people today that are experiencing Gender issues.  Being a female and growing up in a male dominate world, I had a very hard time bowing to a male dominate God.  

    So growing up a Christian I understand how much I was blinded to the ideas of other religions and other concepts of God.  I might suggest, for this day and age, you attempt to research other religions, other ideas, other concepts of a higher power.  In doing such, you might be able to include a wider range of people and bring them into the fold.

    At any rate, I look forward to searching through more of your site.  I have gone back to reading my bible, albeit, through different eyes.  I hope to utilize your site for input and study.  I have come to appreciate more and more, other ideas and opinions on certain subjects.  Continued blessings for a fruitful website.

    Love, Light and Blessing, GField


    1. Hello GField, 

      Thank you for reading and commenting on this article. You are most certainly welcome for the amazing website, and thank you for thinking of it that way. I really appreciate the compliment.This motivates me to keep creating posts of this nature.

      When I do research, I enjoy dotting i‘s and crossing t‘s. Someone, somewhere does want to know these things and I believe that is how I was able to stumble across it. Those questions were apparently asked at some point.

      The Holy Bible Scriptures refer to GOD as “The Father”, Jesus as “The Son, and The Holy Spirit as “Our Comforting Gift of Guidance and Direction”. 

      We all must have our own personal relationship with GOD, so I am pleased to know that you kept the pursuit going. 

      Thank you kindly for your suggestion, I just might be able to look into it at some point. I might also add that it is my pleasure to bring content of this caliber to the attention of those who really are interested. 

      Thank you again for taking the time to read and comment on this post.

      Many Blessings To You My Friend!


  5. I feel like you are talking directly to me because I have been making excuses. 

    Anyone who comes across this post that makes excuses will feel a certain type of way. I want to take accountability! ” Self Service Zone ” sign smacked me many times and I still made excuses. I usually will make an excuse for why I’m not successful. I know why I haven’t been successful but those excuses sound good to people I promised I would be successful to. 

    Additionally, that page is laid out so beautifully that I needed to know who you were so I browsed your site a bit. Absolutely amazing. I have never seen a website with so much content. But this is the content of GOD so you are someone special my friend. 

    A few people voiced concerns about things you sell and I can understand why. I also understand that bills need to be paid and for the amount of content you are creating, you should have a link attached to every single word. 

    You must get tired sir. But please continue your work because you know it’s GOD’S Work. 

    Have a blessed day.

    1. Welcome,

      You are most certainly welcome for such a beautiful layout of the content in this article, as well as the content throughout this entire website, and I am very thankful that it is very helpful for people like yourself, including me, who needs things to be more organized in order to find what we are searching for. 

      In addition to the content you found in godinourliveseveryday.com, I also have other content located in jmj45tech.com with related content for even more helpful content and relative information.

      Wishing you all the best!

  6.  For me, I am not a fan of excuses, as Excuse making usually affect confidence and one’s self-esteem. It’s a negative behaviour that sabotages your abilities, performance and motivation. Excuses are a big source of distractions, and avoidance behaviour that prevents you from getting what you really want. 

    If You want to make it in life find ways to make things work.

    1. Hey,

      I really appreciate your remarks and it definitely pleases me to learn that this is considered an inspiration that influenced your comment.

      Have an Abundantly Blessed Day!

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