The Principle of Personal Responsibility

You must apply the principle of personal responsibility to your assignments and projects from God.

“Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. ‘Take away the stone,’ He said. ‘But, Lord’ said Martha, the sister of the dead man, ‘by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.’ Then Jesus said, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?’ So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, ‘Father, I thank you that you have always heard me.”
~John 11: 38-41

This is how it works: If God wants to raise the dead in your life, He will give you an instruction. You don’t raise the dead, only God can do that. But He’s going to give you an instruction like, “Take away the stone.” And taking away the stone is not an easy task, because you will need to push away that boulder of rock.  So, each day, you need the strength to execute the tough instructions required to create excellence in your assignments. Because if you re not creating excellence in your work, you are not creating glory for your God.

The bible says:

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
~Matthew 5:16

If you are not diligently, painstakingly, meticulously creating excellence in your assignments, you can’t bring glory to God. There is more to bringing glory to God than just clapping your hands and making noise in the neighborhood.

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
~Ephesians 2:10

For you to push the limits, for you to go the extra mile, you have to draw strength from God. You need to pray each morning for that extra strength to push away the boulder of rock, so Jesus can raise the dead. If you are in partnership with God, you can’t dodge the principle of personal responsibility.

God doesn’t give cheap assignments to anyone. God doesn’t give anybody an easy job because He is not cheap. Before he multiplied five loaves of bread and fed the multitude, He told Peter and the other disciples to first arrange the people in an orderly fashion.

“About five thousand men were there. But He said to His disciples, ‘Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.’”
~Luke 9:14

It was not an easy thing to arrange thousands of people in groups of fifties. These were unruly, wild, hungry and frustrated people. I don’t know how long it took for the disciples to do all that, but Jesus waited until they had created order. It took a lot of hard work and determination.

Your assignments will demand diligence, and hard work.  You will have to put in serious effort to execute the instructions of God for your life.  For this reason, you need to come before God in prayer every morning to draw the strength to execute these instructions.

Adopt the principle of personal responsibility in your assignments. It’s time to stop lazing about.

Memory Verse:
Matthew 5:16
“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

Father, please give me the strength to adopt the principle of personal responsibility in all my assignments so that I will be more effective, in Jesus’ name.