But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel (1 Timothy 5:8)
I’ve heard some people say, “I need somebody to give me responsibility”, what they’re saying in essence is “I need someone to tell me what to do.” But the truth is nobody will give you responsibility; it’s up to you to become responsible by yourself. You become responsible by looking out for a need and reaching out to meet that need. That in itself is a fundamental principle of success.
As an individual, learn to take up responsibilities. There’re folks who complain about situations they could actually do something about, if only they were willing to take up such responsibility. Such folks for instance could come to Church on a Sunday morning and whine about how untidy the whole place is, asking why the seats are dirty, and so on. A truly responsible person on the other hand, upon noticing the place is untidy or the seats weren’t cleaned would say, “This is an opportunity for me to help out” and then, he makes plans to come early the following week to help clean and tidy the place. That’s taking responsibility.
Learn to be responsible in Church, at home, in school and at work. Have the consciousness that if you don’t do what ought to be done, no one might. Have the ability to respond when there’s a need; that’s it – response – ability! Get to that point in your life where you look around, maybe in Church, at home, in your office or in school and say, “I’m going to take responsibility for doing such and such.”
If you’re a young person living with your parents, relatives, friends or guardian, make up your mind that your impact would be felt at home. If you can’t be available to do some of the chores in the home, find another way to make your impact felt. Also, if you’re a parent, ensure you live up to your obligations to your kids. Apart from providing them the basic necessities they require, you’re to ensure they’re brought up and trained in the way of the LORD.
Learn to be responsible; responsible people are noble people. Learning to take up responsibility takes your off the sidewalk, and reveals the greatness and nobility in your character.
Dear Heavenly Father! I thank You because You’ve given me the ability to look out for the needs around me and reach out to meet those needs. Thank You for making me a responsible person. Everywhere I go, I make a definite impact in making my environment better than the way I met it, in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!
May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!
May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!