Explaining or Excusing?

Excuse

Your background may explain you, but it doesn't excuse you.

Excuse: "That's just the way I am"
Excuse: "That's the way I was raised"
Excuse: "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree"
Excuse: "Well, I am my dad's son"

Your background may explain you, but it doesn't excuse you. 

Explain: "That is how I've acted, but by God's grace I need to change."
Explain: "That is how I was raised, but I must choose differently now."
Explain: "I know I was brought up that way, but I can't raise my kids that way."
Explain: "I have my dad's weaknesses, but I'm responsible for them now."

Your background may explain you, but it doesn't excuse you. 

 

One comment
  1. Our excuses are simply our affirmation, and commitment, to not change . . . and our attempt to lure others into changing their views of our behaviors. Even worse, believing our own excuses prevents us from fully partaking in and enjoying the life altering change Christ offers us through the Holy Spirit.

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