With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

“For each will have to bear his own load” – Galatians 6:5 

Today, I will be taking my final exam for this semester and it is the last day of school. This means no more projects, presentations or exams . . . well at least until next semester. These past four months have been jammed packed but I had to keep reminding myself, with great power comes great responsibility. Although, this semester has been the most challenging of my entire education career, I am one step closer to my goal of obtaining my master’s degree.

Responsibility takes place in many forms. Whether you are a caretaker, worker or friend, everyone holds some level of responsibility. Some may have too much responsibility while others may not have enough. If you are not careful to properly manage responsibility it can quickly turn into stress, anxiety or fear. It can become overbearing and depressing. By understanding the truth about responsibility, you can learn the effectiveness of it’s use and how to avoid burnout.

Believers, the most important aspect of responsibility is not to overwhelm yourself. The theory is simple, your are only capable of doing what you are capable of doing, no more no less. There is no point to get stressed if you are unable to complete a task, help a friend or support a family member. When you do what you can and give it your all, you know that you have tried your best. The enemy has a way of making us feel like we are not good enough but we have to remind ourselves, the goal is not to be perfect it is to be the best you that you can be.

God gives responsibilities to those He feels are capable of handling. God wouldn’t put you through anything you could not handle. So, whether your responsibilities are big or small, understand that God has already given you the power and authority to accomplish your mission. The bigger the lesson, the greater the blessing. Responsibility grows faith, builds character and gives strength. You have the ability to choose how you want to view the responsibilities placed in your life. You can choose to let it get the best of you or give it the best of you!

“He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor” – 1 Corinthians 3:8 

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