Scripture Reference: “Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, ruler provideth her meet in summer and gathereth her food in the harvest” Proverb 6:6-8
Simply put, responsibility is the price for greatness. Steven Covey dissected the meaning of the word ‘responsibility. He came out with something very intriguing: ‘response- ability, i.e. how we respond to everyday situations in our lives. Some merely react to situations; they point accusing fingers on parental background, lack of education, etc. they begin to make excuses, trying to explain their predicament.
An excuse is not a reason. We have to learn to respond maturely to situations, i.e. your ‘response-ability’. We have been told many stories of successful men who had terrible beginnings. There is a need for us to stop making excuses for not succeeding.
I reverence the ‘response-ability’ of Joseph. Yes he was sold into slavery but he never allowed it to dissipate his sense of responsibility. It could have been worse, he could have been killed. In the house of Potiphar, he was responsible and went after his duties with diligence.
Daily digest:It is easy to dodge our responsibilities but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities – John Mason
Prayer: Lord, give me the grace to differentiate between my responsibilities and yours. Strengthen me to respond adequately to what I ought to do to fulfil my reason for living in Jesus’ precious name, Amen. Thank you Lord.