04 October 2019
RESPONSIBILITY – A KEY TO AUTHORITY
You cannot be allergic to work and be worth anything in life; you cannot be addicted to laziness and escape embarrassment in life.
SCRIPTURE: Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
1 Corinthians 3:8
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You cannot be allergic to work and be worth anything in life; you cannot be addicted to laziness and escape embarrassment in life.
Responsibility is the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something. It is the quality of being accountable. It is the ability to respond appropriately to diverse situations of life.
There is a marriage between responsibility and authority. The acceptance of responsibility is critical to accessing authority in life. Responsible people are ‘authoritative’ people.
Just as there can be no action without outcome, no product without a process and no provision without a condition, so also, there can be no authority without responsibility. Authority is not attainable in the absence of responsibility.
The truth is, irresponsibility is the enemy of authority; laziness is an attack on any form of attainment in life. Indifference is a reason for insufficiency in life.
It may interest you to note that there are three categories of people in the world. First, the people who make things happen. Second, the people who watch things happen, and third, the people who wonder and ask, ‘What is happening?’ The second and third categories of people are those who do not want to be responsible for anything happening at all. They prefer to fold their hands and watch others work; they dodge responsibilities all the time. Such people are allergic to assignment and addicted to laziness. And you cannot be allergic to work and be worth anything in life; you cannot be addicted to laziness and escape embarrassment in life.
Beloved, authority is a scarce realm for the indolent. Please, embrace responsibility and eschew irresponsibility if authority is your desire.
REMEMBER THIS: You cannot be allergic to work and be worth anything in life; you cannot be addicted to laziness and escape embarrassment in life.
1. Consciously shun the way of laziness and embrace the path of responsibility
2. At the place of prayer, daily ask God to show you what you need to do to go up.
3. Do those things God will instruct you to do as conditions for your next level.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for Your Word to me today. I ask for mercy in any area of my life where I have exhibited laziness on my duties and assignments. Please reveal to me what I need to do to move to the next level of my life and grant me the grace to do it, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING GET THIS MESSAGE: Demands of Excellence and Authority
QUOTE: Those who will not accept responsibility die as liabilities. Culled from Career and Workplace Wisdom by Dr Paul Enenche
AMAZING FACT: The honey bee’s wings stroke incredibly fast, about 200 beats per second, thus making their famous, distinctive buzz. A honey bee can fly for up to six miles, and as fast as 15 miles per hour.
DAILY READING: Jer. 2: 31 to 4: 18, Col. 1: 1 to 17, Ps. 76: 1 to 12, Prov. 24: 21 to 22
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The grace to accept responsibility is released on you. The spell of laziness is broken in Jesus’ Name.