Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Todd Galberth's "Decrease" Devotional Notes: Day 17

How many excuses have you made today? It's okay, you can be honest. This is a judgment-free zone. We all do it. We say we're going to make time to do something, and then we find a reason to back out of it, like "something came up," or, "I was busy," or my personal favorite, "I'll do it tomorrow." Next time you use that one, ask yourself this: What if tomorrow never comes? Today's section in Todd Galberth's "Decrease" devotional was called "Excuses, Excuses, Excuses."

Todd Galberth - "Decrease" devotional / Todd Galberth online store 

Humans are the biggest oxymoron ever known: inconsistent creatures of habit. We have a horrible habit of not sticking to things, putting off until tomorrow what can easily be done today. Stop wasting time on "Will do's." Before you know it, "Will do" turns into "Should have." The longer you put things off, the more likely you are to never get them done.

I'll use myself as an example. 78 days ago, I started a 61-day Bible plan, one of those guided exercises on the Bible app that tells you which scriptures to read every day based on a certain topic. I was supposed to be finished with it on New Year's's now January 17th and I'm 95 percent finished--and the thing about it is, I know better! That makes procrastination even worse. It's an act of deliberate negligence of the thing we know we're supposed to be doing. No more excuses! In fact, I'm using this post as a reminder to finish that Bible plan today. This devotional is really helping me improve on my follow-through. It's making me realize that I can't expect to be "Moving Forward" (today's "Medicine Music" by Israel and New Breed) if I don't make time to look to God for direction. "Decrease" is more than just a declaration, it's effort and dedication.

Day 17 takeaway: I'm eternally grateful to serve  a consistent Father, and I don't even want to think about where I'd be if He decided to "put me off" until tomorrow. You and I need to visit Him more often. Less of me, more of He.

Check out yesterday's notes here.


  1. Thank You God for not putting me off until tomorrow. Help us to stop making excuses and procrastinating about the things that you want us to do. I enjoyed day 17 devotional. Great job Siobhan McIntyre. Too God Be The Glory!!!

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