When we drop the ball on taking responsibility
At the very moment God finished creating the earth he gave a command to Adam to rule the earth and be a good steward of it. Adam became the first leader in the human history. Now, as we all know He kinda dropped the ball on taking responsibility for what has been given to him.
Before we rush to judgment though let’s try and put ourselves in Adam’s shoes. Would we have done things differently? Maybe. Would we have stepped up to the plate and stopped Eve from taking a bit? Maybe. I have a small inkling though that we would’ve done something similar. Making a mistake is just half of what happened in the garden. The other part of this whole story, which I believe saddened God’s heart more than anything is that Adam tried to hide this sin and when questioned He put the blame on someone else, Eve. And Eve put the blame on the serpent. You see where this is going? We as humans are not very big on taking responsibility! In fact, many times when things don’t go according to plan or me we make a mistake we look for things and people to blame. I believe that spiritual leadership is much simpler than we make it to be. It’s the simple willingness to take responsibility.
True leadership starts with the courageous act of stepping up and taking ownership of our lives. The willingness to take responsibility! Let’s start there today.
Today’s prayer: Father, I know that my tendency in certain circumstances and situations has been to shrink back from taking responsibility for my own life. It stops today. Give me the courage and integrity to be able to step up to my responsibilities and become the kind of leader you want me to be. Amen.True leadership starts with the courageous act of stepping up and taking ownership of our lives.Click To Tweet