And the devil turned and screamed furiously in complaint. Did you see that? how could he, how did I do that. But I was here showing you a new trick I learnt and that guy just accused me of making him steal. I’m so disappointed, I’m tired of this generation. Always blaming me for their mistakes, I think I need to travel to another planet maybe.
Permit our fictitious story this morning. Often I begin to think the devil or our devil the African devil thinks this way. We live in a part of the world were the wicked no good devil resides. Our version of devil, version 5.0 goes all out against us always wanting us to fail, whereas I hear folks refer to the white rich people especially in the entertainment industry as belonging to one society or the other and how the devil made them rich and influential and always allowing them succeed whereas ours is a no-good version always full of mischief. Oh, come on.
You see religious bondage and half-baked truth is far more dangerous than ignorance. For the sake of our too religious folks, have you not heard you’re seated with Christ far ABOVE principalities and powers, how come they have you now? Did you fall from heaven to meet them? I`ll love top hear how it happened.
Gross irresponsibility is our biggest problem especially in this part of the world, always looking for whom to blame. Always cooking up some sort of escapism to hide or shy away from work. Imagine how many folks are in church today binding the devil with their shops locked all through the week, chai, who has bewitched you. Come on wake up. You can’t make any sales in a locked shop, no one even knows what goods you sell, yet you have friends in church and you spend hours jisting them football and how the old woman in your compound can fly at night. Oh, why you.
Having responsibility is the duty or obligation to act. Taking responsibility is acknowledging and accepting the choices you have made, the actions you have taken, and the results they have led to. True autonomy leads to both having responsibility and taking responsibility. When we make excuses, or try to blame other people or external factors for the eventual outcome of something, not only are we failing to take responsibility, but we are demonstrating a character trait which is very common in people who fail to succeed in anything. “When you blame others, you give up your power to change.”
Albert Einstein says “Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility.” …. also, Denis Waitley pointed, that “A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that your decisions cause your rewards and consequences. You are responsible for your life, and your ultimate success depends on the choices you make.”
How to get off this hook…
REALIZE THAT LIFE IS A DECISION:
from sleeping at night to waking up in the morning are all decisions. Realize that you decide what you get in your life. For every effect, you see in life there is always a cause. To change your effects, change the causes.
Build your self-esteem:
Build your self-confidence When you are confident in your abilities, you won’t become defensive when you make a mistake. Owning your contribution to a situation and taking responsibility becomes natural.
WILLING TO ACCEPT BLAME FOR ERRORS:
Once a mistake is noticed in anything you do quickly admit its your fault, it gets you to change faster to become better.
Finally, there are no forces anywhere tying you down. Please get up and take charge of your life. BLESSINGS.