A lot of people have been led to believe that their success is tied to something or someone. Just because they think that the well known successful men and women of today didn’t do it alone. You hear them saying a lot of things like, “if not for this person, he wouldn’t have achieved this”. “Do you know the family she came from? his life changed when he met her”. “Her Dad was there for her that’s why she succeeded”.Yes they didn’t do it alone, they didn’t succeed alone but guess what, they took responsibility.If they didn’t they wouldn’t have succeeded.
A lazy man is one who can never take responsibility of anything. He knows that he needs to do this but he sits and keep waiting for a helper. The truth is that help comes to those who have already began something and not to those who sit and wait without doing anything. How do you expect someone to help you when you haven’t even started any work. Help you do what?
What does it mean to take responsibility?
Taking responsibility is the ability to independently account for and take action of any activity or happenings in your life in general. The word *independently* I used there means that it is you alone that can determine and be responsible for anything happening in your life not any other person, not your family nor your friends. Once you get this then you are good to go, ready to unleash the greatness in you.
The truth is that help comes to those you has already began something and not to those who sits and wait without doing anything
To enable you understand this process more, I’ll share this story from a Bible passage with you. The encounter of Bartimaeus.
Bartimaeus is the blind man, the son of Timaeus, whom Jesus restored his sight by the highway side at Jericho.He took the first step to taking responsibility in mark 10 Vs 47,
“And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me”
This really caught me attention.Bartimaeus sat at the gate begging, he has been doing that for several years, sitting down at the gate, waiting for a helper. He probably must have heard about Jesus of Nazareth, So he was waiting to encounter him. And I thought, how did a blind man know that there was a crowd there and that he needed to shout to catch Jesus’ attention. And I discovered he didn’t know that, he only decided to take responsibility, that’s why he cried out- “Jesus son of David, have mercy on me!” At that point Bartimaeus wasn’t blaming anyone for his condition, he knew he needed help so he called out for it. He didn’t wait for anyone to call on Jesus for him, he called him by himself. If he had waited for maybe a family member he wouldn’t have received his healing.
Beloved Why not do it yourself, why must you wait for someone to do it for you? Yes! You’ve been waiting for several years, have you received any help? Has it changed anything? Why must you blame people, if there is anyone to be blamed then it is yourself because it’s all your fault, you’ve refused to take responsibility of your life.
to be continued