Are you one who would rather let someone else lead, always accepting their leadership? For some, this is just being a good follower, a good worker, accepting the responsibility of doing what is expected. There is nothing wrong with being the worker, not the follower, if you are doing it to the best you can, but maybe you just don’t want to have responsibility, because, what happens when you screw up, right? Maybe you find that you tend to pass your responsibilities off to others, to your wife, your parents, your boss, your pastor, or your friends.
God didn’t make you, as a man, to shed your responsibilities on others, or to shirk them because you might make a bad decision. No, He has called you to accept the responsibilities He is handing you, some come with manhood and some happen as we step up into ministry roles, but, they are to be accepted. They are ours, not another persons.
We are to step up and accept them, period.
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In regards to accepting responsibility, scripture is clear.
1 Corinthians 16:13 (NET) says;
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
I was perplexed, at first, when I went to chapter 16 and read it in its entirety. Most of the time, when looking for context, there is a series of verses that come together, to make a statement that is better understood in that series than when you just take the one verse out of the series. Continue reading