Take responsibility for your life……


 

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Hi everyone!

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.

Crazy right!

 

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

to succeed.

 

It’s my parents fault that I am where I am. They never let me do

anything.

 

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

people?

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.

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Bless you friends….

 

Rolain

 

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6 thoughts on “Take responsibility for your life……

  1. I enjoyed reading this! I can relate to your friend with regards to the car. Thankfully I didn’t have serious issues with my vehicle to deal with but I no nothing about it, too… The correlation to life is astounding. For me right now I need to take responsibility being careful not just with my words but how I say it. I tend to say things in the wrong tone and it gets misunderstood. :/

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    • Hey Katrina!
      Thank you for sharing where you need to be more responsible. May God help you as you learn how to speak better.
      As I see it there is always room to be responsible. We just need to realize there is an issue that needs to change. That’s the first step!
      Bless you 😀

      Rolain

  2. Oh, yes, blaming, criticizing and condemning do not get us anywhere! Also, not how we were designed. We have all that we need if remember who we are in Christ. And God sends us just the right lessons through people so we are well taken care of and maybe to realign us, and humble us. I know I can react by blaming others too! Thank for this today.

    • Hi Lynn!
      You made some really good points in your reply.
      “We have all that we need if we remember who we are in Christ.”
      I love that…..
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts….😄
      Rolain

  3. There are times when we are legitimately held down and can’t go anywhere. But even in those times, we can take responsibility for our attitude. We can take a deep breath and turn to God for our strength and peace, rather than treating it like a huge injustice and thus burying ourselves further.

    Good post.

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