“Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.
Be very sure now, you who have been trained to a self-sufficient maturity, that you enter into a generous common life with those who have trained you, sharing all the good things that you have and experience.
Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others – ignoring God! –
harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.
So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit.” Galatians 6:5-9 (MSG)
Responsibility is the ability to response to things accordingly. Responsibility is making self effort, in order to cause positive effect in life.
Diamond is a rare asset, which is acquired by rare methods. It is not everybody that has access to diamond, if not, it would have lost value! So, responsibility is the factory of diamond. In other ways, responsibility is the factory of a great possibility.
Your greatness is possible in the field of your responsibility. Where there is no positive response to life, there will be negative outcome of life. You are responsible for your greatness in life. God didn`t create you for anybody; so, you are not anybody`s responsibility! You are your responsibility.
Taking responsibility means; taking blame for anything that happens to you in life. It also means; to be in charge of your life`s atmosphere. Responsibility is for you to be the driver of your life. When you are responsible, you become accountable in life. Irresponsible people are never accountable for anything!
Beloved, don`t leave your life in the hand of people, because nobody is to be blamed for the way you go in life. Those who keep blaming others for their calamities never escaped constant calamities in life. It is irresponsible people that blame their friends, blame their family members, blame their in-laws, blame their co-staff members, blame their wives or husbands etc., for their positions in life.
Nobody is responsible for why you are where you are today, you are responsible; so stop looking for whom to blame. Until we tell ourselves the truth, we will all be liars! Most of the things that happened to us, which are hurting us today; we contributed to it. Nobody can cause you pain, until you response to the effect of the pain.
For examples; most single men and women engaged in certain relationship that invited life`s trauma to their lives; in the cause of this relationship, they never listened to any good advice from anyone. And today they still remain single with pains of regret! Beloved, if you made mistake in marriage, you are responsible. If you chose right in marriage, you are responsible as well; because you felt you are matured for marriage, before you ever engaged into any marital relationship. It is only irresponsible men that say; there are no good ladies anywhere. Also it is only irresponsible ladies that say there are no responsible men anywhere. If you are always blaming women for your failures, you cannot make a good husband in marriage. And if you are always blaming men for your failures, you cannot make a good wife in marriage! Any man who say, I don`t have money that is why I have not married is an irresponsible man. Because the first thing to making marriage work is vision, and where there is vision, there must be money. Wise ladies may not marry you, even if you have money, and they discover that you are visionless in life! Money without productive vision is the surpluses of poverty! I have seen many good ladies married men without money, but for their visions; and the visions brought more money later. A responsible man will make good husband in marriage, and a responsible woman will make good wife in marriage. Don`t forget this, if you are quick to blaming men or women for the way you are; forget it, it will be hard for you to make a good marriage. For any relationship to work, each recipient (lady or guy) involved in the relationship must take responsibility. So, stop blaming your partner and look to your fault, else, you people may part soon!
It is your responsibility in your place of work, which will determine on how you will be valued in that company. To run away from responsibility is to be too cheap and lose values! There are companies and organizations that can`t sack certain workers, those worker`s responsibilities move those companies forward. When you sack a responsible man or woman, your company will die! If you leave a place, and nobody misses you, it means you were never responsible in that place. Again, if you were supposed to get married to a man or woman, but either the man or woman rejected you; and you were not missed by the man or woman – your ex? Then you were never responsible in the person`s life.
Take responsibility for your education and knowledge; know what you need to know; stop cutting corners. Be in charge of the church you are pasturing. Be in charge of that group you are leading. Be in charge of your wife or husband, and children. Be in charge of your business. Beloved, until you are in charge in your place of expertise, you will soon be discharge for not charging your world! I have made up my mind for long never to blame anybody for the way I go in life. My parents never sponsored me to school, yet I am educated without them; and they are not to be blamed by me, because I took the responsibility. So, stop blaming your parents for your failures. Let`s stop blaming Nigeria, if we take responsibility, we will change this country soon. I have seen people posting provocative messages to let the world know how others have offended them; that is irrelevant to life, if they took responsibility, they would look behind what happened to them and forge ahead to creating a new world of joy.
Don`t look up to anybody for your rising; take responsibility for your rising by starting from where you are now. According to Etienne de Grellet; “I shall pass through this life but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness I can show, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it. For I shall never pass this way again.”
Move forward with a full force, and you will become the latest force of change. Have answers for any question you should be asked by anyone later. Don`t assign people to do what you are meant to do; do it and feel it yourself. Take the pains of things, which leads to your world – front. Remember, if you are responsible over your wife or husband, place of work (staff members or boss), church, pastor etc., you will fully be in control. As a boss, if you don`t pay your staff as at when due or give to them what rightly belongs to them, that is irresponsible; so you can`t control them for your expansion. Likewise if you are a staff in any company, and you are only waiting to collect salary without discharging your responsibilities, which is irresponsible attitude and you may soon be forgotten! By responsibility; fight for your greatness, because your future holds great diamond and gold for your life, and don`t take it for granted.
Father that you for another words of wisdom to me today, for I am deeply blessed. O Lord, strengthen me to be responsible in my field of destiny, I refuse to be a nonentity and a nuisance to my generation. Amen!
TODAY`S SPIRITUAL CAPSULE:
Where there is no positive response to life, there will be negative outcome of life. CALL TO SURRENDER!
Lord Jesus, thank you for loving me and dying for my sins; you resurrected for my victory over sin and death. I therefore, ask that you come into my heart, Lord Jesus to be the Lord of my life. Restore me back as a backslider to my stand for you in faith, so I won`t miss out my place in eternity in heaven, Lord. Amen! I confess that I am born again, and I am righteous in Christ Jesus. Glory to God, Amen!
Don`t forget; no one can be hopeless with God! God bless you, and shalom.
Favour Egbeiyon, is the president and Senior Pastor at Dynamo Lightgate Int`l Ministry, Abuja Nigeria. It is a ministry that is a focus on church planting and outreaches. He gave his life to Christ over two decades. By Ministerial Education; he graduated from ‘Dunamis School of Ministry’ (DUSOM). By secular education, he studied Accounting; and went further to study Psychology as a professional course.
His passion as a godly mandate is to: ‘Giving Hope to the Hopeless, Love to the loveless, through the preaching of divine Light to the world.’ He is also a passionate researcher of excellent knowledge for maximum self-development; also a motivational speaker and Teacher of the word.
As an inspired Author, his books, magazines and tracts etc., have been a blessing to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. By calling; he is a Teacher, Evangelist, and Prophet.