If your anything like me the word responsibility doesn’t give you a warm and fuzzy feeling. In fact it may make you feel a bit dreadful but let me tell you why my view of that word has changed recently.
Responsibility is defined as the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone. I believe one of the many reasons we chuck our responsibilities is because we don’t want the blame to fall on us when the decision we made goes wrong. The truth is that the root of it is fear. John 8:32 says, “ Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” You ready to be set free today? I know I am!
What if I told you that you never have to make another decision on your own again, would you believe me? God never intended for us to make any decision on our own and without consulting Him first.
Let me break it down like this. God has given us the ABILITY to RESPOND to every situation that may come our way when He gave us the Holy Spirit.
John 16:7 Jesus said...”But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate (Helper) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.” He also gave us a huge manual called the Bible that has promises and answers for every situation you wiIl ever come across, I mean every single one; your spouse, children, finances, health, job and any other responsibilities you may have.
Let’s be innovative and redefine the word responsibility. Response - Ability defined as the ability to respond to all life situations with the help of the Holy Spirit and His word. Whewee! Doesn’t that feel like a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders. Guess what that does? it removes fear because even when we make a mistake or don’t respond correctly God is faithful to forgive, restore and reroute and He goes as far as working all things for the good according to Romans 8:28. Why? Because He loves us and John 4:18 says perfect love drives out fear.
In closing, remember Gods yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matt.11:30). That does not mean we do not have anything to carry. It simply means it will be a lot lighter bc it’s God’s ability not ours.
You have a Response - Ability...you are WELL able! Now go face your responsibilities head on with gladness in your heart knowing you have a Helper in the Holy Spirit and His word to respond well.