Take Responsibility By Rev Eastwood Anaba
THE WORD SIROCCO
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Month Theme: Divine Assistance
Topic: Take Responsibility
1 Samuel 30:1-20
1 Samuel 30:6
6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.
David’s people blamed him for their misfortune and wanted to stone him. Wailers don’t take responsibility for their circumstances. They know what others should do for them but not what they should do for themselves. They seek help from human beings instead of God and this leads to disappointment.
It is ironical that David’s men attempted to stone him when his family was also captured. If David had a magic wand for saving people, his family may not have been taken captive. Wailers often blame leaders as if the leaders don’t have problems themselves. Some leaders have challenges that are bigger in magnitude than those their people have, yet they conduct themselves decorously and faithfully.
Wailers derive their blaming nature from Adam who blamed Eve for their fall in the Garden of Eden. Though Adam was the head of the family, he shifted the blame to Eve. He went as far as to blame God for his disobedience by saying the woman He gave to him made him eat the fruit. Eve, who was also a wailer blamed the serpent for deceiving her (Genesis 3:12-13). David did not look for others to blame. He looked up to God. You will always be a wailer as long as you keep blaming other people for your circumstances.
Pray for the discipline and boldness to take responsibility for your situations.
“Wailers and Prevailers” and “Victory Over Fire” by Eastwood Anaba
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