“So, then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:12)
This scripture changed my life years ago. It has never ceased to challenge me since then.
In the final analysis, you are the sole person responsible for how your life turns out. The earlier you accept this, the better. The reason many are stuck and stagnated personally and professionally is because they sat down waiting for someone or some help to come their way.
May I say, loud and clear, that the best helping hand you will ever find is the one attached to your shoulder blades! You don’t wait for the waters of opportunity to flow by your house. Go make a way – dig a tributary – for the waters to flow towards you. Or you go find the waterways!
You don’t wait for the rains to fall. You make the rains. Stir up the cosmic dust. Become a rainmaker! I’ve learnt in life that nothing moves without a mover. Behind everything that moves is a mover! Every object remains in its state of rest or uniform motion unless an external force is applied to it. Pick up the phone. Make that call. Write that exam. Enroll for that course. Read that book. Do whatever it takes to move forward. Do not let life happen to you. Make life happen!
You do not need anybody’s permission to be what you were born to be. You only need God’s permission and that you already have. Nobody but you is answerable to God for how you live your life and what you accomplish with it. That is both a scary and exciting thought at the same time.
Wake up, dear friend! “Responsibility is the price of greatness,” Winston Churchill said. What anybody does for you will not count for much as what you do for yourself. The prayer you pray for yourself is more important than the ones others pray for you.
John Mason wrote in one of his books, “It was amazing to me how many (people) were anxiously searching for help from other people while they had - between them and God – everything they needed to succeed.” This means you and I are responsible, primarily and ultimately, for our failures and successes. No one else is to blame if anything goes wrong. Only mediocre men blame others and give excuses for their non-performance.
You do not have a handicap; it’s a “cap-in-the-hand”. You do not have a disability either. It is “this-ability”! You don’t need a godfather, you have God as Father! What greater privilege do you seek?
Acknowledge your contributions. The earlier you do the faster you climb the ladder of success. “Until there is a personal input, you will never enjoy personal success.” (Dr. David Oyedepo) It’s time you wake up, friend. YOU WILL SUCCEED!