I’m always inspired about how my wife gently introduces my children to chores at home, especially the older one. She would emphasize to her that she is not only in the house to eat. She should do the dishes, sweep the floor and wash some of her clothes. She’s teaching her to take responsibility early.
Friend, the Kingdom of God is a Kingdom of both rights and responsibilities. You need to claim your rights, but also embrace your responsibilities. When you ONLY claim your rights, you end up becoming prodigal (Luke 15:11-13). When you ONLY embrace your responsibilities, you would live like a slave even in your own Father’s house (Luke 15:25, 29).
The kind of doctrine you are exposed to would determine the kind of Christian you would turn out to be (1 Timothy 4:6). You need to be exposed to a balanced doctrine; of both rights and responsibilities. For example, some people live life thinking that God is only concerned or interested in what we do for Him without caring about our wellbeing. This is not what the scripture teaches (Psalms 35:27, Matthew 6:32, 1 Timothy 6:17).
Embracing your responsibility is a proof of your maturity in the Kingdom. God is looking for those who would shoulder kingdom responsibilities; in their neighborhood, Church, work place etc (Isaiah 9:6). He is looking for those who would go after lost souls, those who would carry the burden of intercession and those through whom His pleasure will prosper (Isaiah 53:10).
God does not bypass the responsible for at least two things; Divine Communication and Divine Choice. When God sees in you a man or woman who takes pleasure in the advancement of His work on earth, He would begin to communicate with you. “…Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do?” (Genesis 18:17). Like Abraham, you need to know that you carry a destiny of greatness that demands responsibility (Genesis 18:18).
David was not only interested in enjoying the goodies of his father (Jesse)’s house; he went out there taking responsibility for the sheep. This mindset qualified and positioned him for Divine Choice (1 Samuel 16:1-12). What about you? What part of kingdom purpose around you are you taking responsibility for? Will the assignment of God suffer in your day or will it advance because of you?
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© ‘Demola Awoyele
Destiny Impact Church