I have a question I would like to ask you?
Are you responsible?
I would guess the majority of you if not all of you would say yes.
I too would like to think I am responsible. I pay my bills, I make
sure everything that is supposed to be working is working.
So to sum it up I think I am quite responsible.
But something happened a few days ago to make me question
that. Let me tell you about it…..
A few days ago…..
A friend asked me to go with him to get his car looked at by a
mechanic. My friend had a mechanic but he wanted a second opinion
hence his trip to a second mechanic.
The news wasn’t good. The mechanic told my friend about other
problems that needed immediate attention. The mechanic asked
my friend a few questions about some of the problems. From the
mechanic’s point of view some of the problems could of been
avoided if my friend took a little more interest in his car.
My friend defended himself. He told the mechanic he wasn’t good
with cars and didn’t understand them. That is why he had a
mechanic in the first place.
The mechanic asked him about another problem but my friend
had no clue how to answer.
Ever time he was asked something he would blame the mechanic.
After we left my friend and I started talking.
We drew a few crucial conclusions from what just happened.
Responsibility and accountability.
My friend didn’t know anything about cars but that didn’t mean
he had to give up responsibility to his mechanic. By doing that
he was giving up accountability. He was no longer accountable
for his car because he had given the responsibility to his mechanic
and that is why he had no answers for the second mechanic.
Let me me take it a bit further. We do this in life.
It goes something like this,
I can’t be all that God wants me to be in my country because
of what’s going on. The government is not giving me opportunities
It’s my parents fault that I am where I am. They never let me do
My pastor never singles me out. If he did I would do better!
And so so on and so on……
We need to take responsibility for our lives.
God is our Lord and He wants us to take responsibility of our
lives. That’s why we have the Holy Spirit. He doesn’t want us giving
away responsibility to anyone else.
Remember, when you give someone else responsibility say for example
to succeed, you automatically give up accountability to that person.
It’s good to have mentors, coaches, pastors and teachers but they
are not responsible for who you will become. They have a say in it but
not the final say. You are the one who decides!
It has to start with you. You are the one who must take responsibility.
You are accountable for your life and no other man.
There is only one person qualified to be responsible for you
and that’s Jesus!
As I close I would like you to think about your life.
Have you given up responsibility for it to a system, government, or
The only person you should be surrendering to is Jesus. He has an
amazing plan for your life. He created it!!! Apart from Him there
is no one else you should be surrendering to. I am not talking about
revolting against leadership or refusing to learn from people.
That’s not what I am saying.
I am challenging you to take responsibility for your life.
You decide to learn, you decide to work hard, to go deeper into God, to
be all that God has for you. You do that. Don’t wait for someone
to come and do those things for you.
Bless you friends….