God doesn’t make excuses, so you shouldn’t either. When told that God will provide for us, sometimes we respond with, “Yeah, but…” God will always trump our excuses. Nothing beats “Yeah, but the cross.”
You think you didn’t have a chance because of where you started?
Some psychological and sociological conditioning occurs in every man’s life and this affects the decisions he makes. But we must resist the modern concept that all sin can be explained merely on the basis of conditioning.
Simply, he [sinful man] must repent and believe. He must forsake his sins and then go on to forsake himself. Let him cover nothing, defend nothing, excuse nothing. Let him not seek to make terms with God, but let him bow his head before the stroke of God’s stern displeasure and acknowledge himself worthy to die. Having done this let him gaze with simple trust upon the risen Saviour, and from Him will come life and rebirth and cleansing and power. The cross that ended the earthly life of Jesus now puts an end to the sinner; and the power that raised Christ from the dead now raises him to a new life along with Christ.
Frustration with your performance, the people you serve or the process needed to complete the task set before you is never an acceptable excuse for disobedience to God’s call.
How shall I feel at the judgement, if multitudes of missed opportunities pass before me in full review, and all my excuses prove to be disguises of my cowardice and pride?