(Don’t Wait On Someone Else To Do What You Can Do)
TO THE BIBLE: Genesis 1:26 MSG
“God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature so they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, and, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.””
There are people who complain about situations they can do something about. Such people, for instance, come to church on a Sunday morning, and whine about how untidy the whole place is, how dirty the seats are, and so on. A truly responsible person, on the other hand, notices the place untidy and thinks, “This is a perfect opportunity for me to help out,” and then plans to be there early the following week to help clean and tidy the place. That’s taking responsibility.
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. Learn to be responsible in church, at home, and in school. 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 what responsibility is—response-ability!
While you’re living with your parents, relatives, friends, or guardians, make up your mind that your impact would be felt. If you can’t be available to do some of the chores in the home, find another way to make your impact felt. Learn to be responsible; responsible people are noble people.
I have the ability to see, and meet the needs around me. And as I do this, I make a definite impact in my world, making it better than I met it.
Daily Bible Reading
2 Corinthians 2:5-3:1-6, Proverbs 14-15
Luke 20:39-47, 1 Samuel 23
Write out several ways you can make your impact felt in church, at home, and in school. Make a
commitment to achieve all that you write down.