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Assume Your Responsibility

23 Feb

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” – Philippians 4:13 KJV

It’s ridiculous to hear or watch believers claim Scriptural promises, folding their hands, doing nothing; and waiting for the fulfilment of such blessings or miracles promised. Well, I believe it’s not an exaggeration to say that they sound ignorant. In the text above, the Apostle Paul, in his departing exhortation to the Philippians declared how he have learnt discipline. But he never failed to mention that Christ gave him the “power” to achieve all he’d achieved.

I’m fully persuaded that it’s not lame to ask someone to “take charge” of his “responsibility”. What’s lame is, not doing what you “have to do” for you to do what you “want to do”. If you want to achieve something, you need to do something to have it. But this is the puzzling question: What happens if I don’t take charge of my responsibility? It’s more than what you’ve imagined!

Remember Eli, Israel’s prophet; who Samuel succeeded, who trained Samuel, who gave the assurance of God’s answer to Hannah’s prayer, in Shiloh, for child Samuel. What led to his destruction? The responsibility he seized, or the one he overlooked? It’s obviously the latter. He failed to train his children with the fear of the Lord. As a result, they were “sons of belial” or “children of perdition”. He shared with them their destruction (1 Sam. 2,3).

The Philistines also invaded Israel, through the south and burnt Ziklag when David and his men went to fight another battle. The enemies exploited them through their weak point, their overlooked responsibility! It was indeed a great loss (1Sam. 30:1-3).

However, King Solomon, in Proverbs (The Book of Wisdom), wrote: “When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.” Wise people learn to take responsibilities to avoid being taught by failure the second time. And that’s a wonderful attribute of truly successful people.
Philippians 2:12 instructs, “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” Verse 13 says, “For it’s God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasures.” Christ, as a result of his solidarity for humankind, has provided us salvation, on the cross, but He won’t help you possess it: it’s your responsibility! He has given you the will to receive it. If you receive it, you receive life. If you take charge of your responsibility, He will give you His authority. It’s a promise. You’ve got to possess it.

Can you carefully observe responsibilities you’ve overlooked? It may just be the source of your weakness and imperfection. Work on them and give yourself the permission to utilize the power that has being handed over to us, by Jesus, to become perfect, even as He who as called us is perfect. That is God’s will for whosoever believes in Him. (Remember prayer as one of the most powerful weapons believers possess. Use it!) God desires that we should be righteous as He is righteous. He created us in His image and likeness. He has given us the power to be just like Him – even in this perverted world. He has provided us with the power, it’s your responsibility to possess it. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY
If you take charge of your responsibility, He will give you His authority.

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8 Responses to “Assume Your Responsibility”

  1. Joe Ojo February 24, 2013 at 06:07 #

    “BELIEVE IT; PROCLAIM IT; THAT SETTLES IT!” ‘Hope is the element of things not seen’
    Thanks sir D. Lawal for this very thoughtful innovation of reaching the gospel of God to many souls. Am glad 2 be part of this tutorlage. The lord will uphold you till the very end.

    YOURS IN LEADERSHIP
    JOE

  2. David O. Lawal February 24, 2013 at 12:06 #

    Can being ignorant be equated to being proud? My friend just proved that to me, and he made intelligent points. I’ll love to learn your view on this subject. Thanks – in advance.

  3. David O. Lawal February 24, 2013 at 12:43 #

    Oh Sir Joe, glory be to God in the highest. It’s a pleasure having you on this blog. Sir Idoge actually “showed me the way.” That’s one of the characteristics of a true leader. We’re still hoping to have more people join the conversation of Hope and know the Hope himself – Jesus Christ, the Saviour of humankind. That’s the gospel – the “Gospel of Hope” to those who have lost it. And how people who are shareholders in the insurance of this Hope can retain their faith – that knows no sorrow, suffering, nor despair.
    Once again, it’s wonderful having you here. I’ll be very grateful if you will kindly tell more people about this blog site. I trust you. Thanks for being there always.

  4. Anonymous February 24, 2013 at 23:53 #

    It’s good we play our role in fufiling God’s mandate for our lifes. James understood this and he continually mentioned the place of work in the demonstration of our righteousness. we can not continue to rest on the grace of salvation at calvary and fail to play our role in falling into the plan and purpose of God, Remember romans 6 vs 1 grace is only perfected in our obedience to God.No wonder the scripture says God has a standard and anyone that must work with him must be ready to abide by the standard. he can not play with his so we should rise uo as christians and play our responsibility in this great priviledge God has given us.

  5. David O. Lawal February 25, 2013 at 13:13 #

    That’s right @Anonymous. (I’d love you register so we can know you.) If we don’t take charge of our responsibilities, who will?
    Thanks for the visit. Expect more thought provoking posts on the blog. And be always ready to give us your best, insightful, and exhaustive comments.
    Much thanks. Remain unique.

  6. Goodness February 25, 2013 at 14:00 #

    It dsn’t take c’mon sense to put these insightful, challenging, & directive words down- it’s God’s grace! God bless you as you(David) bless others.

  7. David O. Lawal February 25, 2013 at 21:23 #

    Hello Goodness, thank God for His Divine wisdom and illumination. In 2Pet. 1:3, it is written: “According as his divine power hath he given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,…” God has made all things and behold all is ‘awesome.’ He who created the brain, will He not give understanding – of even the wonderous things in His testimonies – to those who please Him? Certainly, He will. That’s the benefit of being His child. Hallelujah!
    Thanks for visiting the blog site. Stay with us. There’s lot more to learn.

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