I listened to Andy Stanley sermons last week on responsibility. I’ve been thinking about how easy it is for us to say something like this: “It’s not my responsibility” or something like that. In many instances we want to blame someone else for stuff we are responsible for.

I’ve talked with people whose marriages are struggling, students whose grades are slipping, fathers who are having trouble with their kids, and people who have credit issues. I won’t say all of them, but I will say that almost all of them blame someone or something else for their woes.

It seems that marriages are in trouble because of the other one; students aren’t making good grades because of the teacher; Johnny doesn’t mind because he has ADHD (or something like that); and the credit card company charges too much interest. We seem to think that our problems are the result of some outward force that is bend on ruining our lives.

You know what we need to do? We need to just get over it! Look in the mirror. Who do you see? Maybe, just maybe, the real or major source of our problem(s) is staring you in the face. It’s time to take responsibility.

Could you say, “I’m taking responsibilty for my life. (now pause and add a little emphasis on this next word) Really?!?

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1 Comment on It’s Not My Responsibility

  1. Deb says:

    Or, in the (paraphrased) words of the Eagles: Victim of this, victim of that; Your mama’s too thin and your daddy’s too fat. I’d like to find your inner child and kick it’s little…. “Get over it!”