RESPONSIBILITIES. We all have them. But we don't all take them as seriously as we ought to. Wouldn't it be great, though, if we all took responsibility for the things we are responsible for? Wouldn't it be great if you took responsibility for everything you're responsible for? It's time to stop the finger-pointing and excuse-making and be responsible. In this series, Lead Pastor Bobby Martin urges us to OWN IT.
NOVEMBER 5 – “THE BLAME GAME”
Where does it come from? We know it's there. Irresponsibility runs rampant, and what does it even mean to be responsible? Deep down, we all know that irresponsibility creates conflict. If that is really something we can change, shouldn't we? Let the blames begin.
NOVEMBER 12 – “BUY NOW, PAY LATER”
You probably haven't thought about the Archimedes Principle in years, but it's still true. Basically, it explains the buoyancy of water. When leveraged, ships float. When ignored, they sink. The same holds true with the nature of responsibility. If we leverage it, the outcome is a gift. If we ignore it, the outcome seems like a punishment. So how do we make the most of responsibility?
NOVEMBER 19 – “NOT THE TIME TO PRAY”
"Let me pray about it" has somehow become our "get out of responsibility free" card. When faced with difficult, on-your-feet situations, we make excuses that sound prayerful and honest. But what if the time for prayer passes and you're still not moving? What if action is what's needed and you're still waiting? What if someone told you, "Don't just kneel there, do something!"? It's time for some action. This is not the time to pray.
NOVEMBER 26 –“THAT’S NOT FAIR”
Life isn’t fair. When we draw the short straw, we’re quick to point that out. We’re quick to come up with excuses and deny the responsibilities we’ve been given, whether we’ve received much in life or very little. But the truth is, it’s not about how unfair life is, it’s really about how we respond. We don’t get to choose what opportunities come our way, but we do get to choose our responses. Your response ability is up to you.