TOPIC: Service To God – A Personal Responsibility
SCRIPTURE: Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment: – Exodus 23:2
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When your responsibility towards God is personal, your results become possible.
Seeds of Destiny 13th November 2021 Devotional Message
The consensus mind-set is one major killer of destiny. It is a dangerous kind of mind-set because of its tendency to follow the bandwagon. To follow the crowd makes people to be lost in the crowd. If you don’t have a mind of your own, you will follow the mind of others.
Serving God is a matter of personal responsibility. When your responsibility towards God is personal, your results become possible.
In Scriptures, those who made impact with God and in their generation took personal responsibility. David was one of such persons. He took personal responsibilities all the time. For instance, if he had waited to compare himself with his brothers in the matter of looking after their father’s flock, he would have missed the opportunity of being anointed king over Israel (1 Samuel 16:1-13).
David was the eighth son and last born of Jesse but he went out into the wilderness to fight lions and bears while taking care of his father’s flock. Eliab and the rest of his elder brothers were at home idling about. If David had waited at home and decided not to take care of his father’s flock, he may have lost the kingship. All of David’s elder brothers were lazing about at home when Samuel came to anoint a king.
Samuel looked for the person on whose head to pour the anointing and the authority among the elder brothers of David but he couldn’t find anyone. You know, authority follows responsibility.
Then he said to Jesse, “Are these all your children?” And Jesse said, “No. There is one of them, the youngest taking care of my flock”. And Samuel said, “That is the one that has the anointing. Send for him”. And when David came, he was anointed.
Beloved, your responsibility in serving God must be personal so that your results can be made possible.
Remember this: When your responsibility towards God is personal, your results become possible.
1. Make up your mind to take personal responsibility in your service to God.
2. Refuse to follow the crowd so you are not lost in the Crowd.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to take personal responsibility in serving You. Help me never to dodge responsibility and service, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: TEMPTATIONS THAT HINDER EFFECTIVE SERVICE
QUOTE: Your stability in life is by the acceptance of responsibility. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Acts 25-27
REFLECTION: The response of God is always determined by the responsibility accepted by man. Until you accept the right responsibility, you don’t experience the right response from God.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The rewards of service be your portion in this season in Jesus Name.
Seeds of Destiny 13th November 2021 Devotional | SOD Devotional Message was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors