Proverbs 9:12:”If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you. (”NIV)
To display the kind of responsibility that makes you successful in life: you must recognize that gaining success means practicing self-control. I know that lots of times “The Saints” give the devil credit for the confusion, lack and craziness that happens in their home, relationships, jobs and ministry. But the truth is some of the issues and problems that we face in our lives are our own failure. We fail to take responsibility for our miss-steps and lack of success in our personal lives, businesses, relationships and ministries.
Every time you stop yourself from doing what you shouldn’t and start doing what you should, you are increasing your capacity for responsibility and the rewards it brings. So the first step to taking responsibility is to place the blame where it belongs. Here are a few steps to remind you to keep things in perspective and focus on what you need to focus on in order to turn your situation around.
- Recognize that gaining success means practicing self-control
- What you start, you must finish.
- Don’t expect others to do it for you. Paul writes: Each one should carry his own load” (Galatians 6:5). Addressing students at the University of South Carolina, Chief Judge Alexander M. Saunders said, “As responsibility is passed to your hands it will not do to assume that someone else will bear the major burdens, that someone else will demonstrate the key convictions, that someone else will run for office, take care of the poor visit the sick, protect civil rights, enforce the law, transmit value, and defend freedom. What you do not value will not be valued, what you do not remember, will not be remembered, what you do not change will not be changed, what you do not do will not be done. You can, if you will, craft a society whose leaders are less obsessed with the need for money. It is not a question of what to do, but simply the will to do it.”
Another Beautiful warm Day in Connecticut, Enjoy It. September is right around the corner.
WATCH AND PRAYER. AND BY ALL MEANS: DON'T FORGET TO SAY YOUR PRAYERS!