Although we were created for responsibility, there is something in all of us that wants to avoid it in some areas. As a result, our irresponsibility creates conflict… conflict with our family, friends, co-workers, even strangers. So this week, the challenge is to pay attention to our excuses, being sensitive to how we blame everyone else but ourselves, and asking:
Am I taking responsibility? Really?!?!?!
We all love stories where the underdog comes out on top, applauding those who have gotten the short end of the stick yet are able to accomplish great things. If there’s anything that our experience has taught us, it’s that life is unfair. As Jesus’ parable illustrated, we’re all entrusted with different amounts of gold. Taking responsibility for your life means refusing to make excuses for how much you’ve been given and, instead, doing something with the opportunities that you do have some control over. So let’s take responsibility for our lives… really.