Do you ever log into Facebook and immediately see a memory from a few years ago and think “What was I thinking?” I do at least twice a month. It used to affect me but it doesn’t anymore. Now I just scroll on past and say to myself “That was me when I played the blame game.”
Maybe you are one of those people who go to Facebook and complain about everything. Or maybe you know someone. Maybe things in life just aren’t going your way right now. Or maybe you know someone who is experiencing a rough time.
What if I told you there is a way to change bad things from happening all the time? Would you believe me? Bad things used to happen to me all the time. I mean all the time. That is until I took 100% Responsibility for my life.
Benefits of Taking Responsibility
- Victim to Victory – By taking responsibility for everything such as your finances, job, achievements, relationships, literally everything, you quit being the victim and become the victor.
- New Doors Open – New doors begin to open and you see everything in a new perspective. You are no longer blaming the world for your problems or dwelling on the past.
- Life becomes a little easier – You start responding instead of reacting which changes the outcome.
My Story – My Confession
In 2002 I allowed a friend to talk me into stealing a check from a family friend. She then talked me into cashing it. She told me that I was like family and he wouldn’t press charges on me but he would her. She already had a prior offense and was pregnant.
Not knowing how to get out of the situation I agreed. A few months later I was arrested. My bond was $20,000. and I was terrified! I had never been in trouble before besides a traffic ticket. Here I was in sitting in jail and I had a 5 year old at home.
Turns out the family friend didn’t press charges in fact he tried to have them dropped but the state picked them up. I spent one night in jail and was released the next day on my own recognizance. Since I had never been in trouble the judge sentenced me to two years probation with a $900 fine.
The deal was I could not get in any trouble and the felony charge would be dropped to a misdemeanor at the end of my probation. That was the longest two years of my life! Not because I had to stay out of trouble but because I had to answer to someone once a month.
I also lost my job as a security guard making above minimum wage and had to get a job as cook at a fast food restaurant. Did I mention I hate cooking?!? We lived on food stamps and medical card for the longest. It seemed no matter what I did everything was a struggle.
It wasn’t until 2015 that I finally stopped blaming the world for why I couldn’t find a job due to my misdemeanor. Up until that point it seemed no one would hire me. That or I just wouldn’t finish an application if it asked about a misdemeanor. It wasn’t my fault after all! Maybe I was just meant to be doomed!
Turns out it was my fault after all. When I took responsibility, admitted I could have said no to that so called friend, things began to change. New doors started opening and I had a whole new perspective on life! For the first time in my life I felt like a Victor!
When something didn’t go my way I was okay with it. I started responding instead of reacting. A better job came my way. Then an even better job! I got a car and then a better car. My income even went way up.
If you want to succeed in life you have to take 100% responsibility for your life.
God loves you, whether you like it or not. Take responsibility and watch God go to work!
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