Are you living up to your God given responsibility?
Some of you may be saying, “John, What is my God given responsibility?”
Well here is my definition of what I feel our God given responsibility is in a couple of parts:
1. We are responsible to discover our unique skill and strengths – This is an area where we have a natural talent ability. A strength that when we are involved doing it, time slips away from us and we are engrossed.
2. We are responsible to use our strengths and skills to serve others profitably – This is where we find a way to use our strengths and unique skills to serve others in a manner that we make money to satisfy our need for food, shelter, clothing and what ever else we desire.
3. We are responsible to help those who CAN NOT help themselves – There is a very important distinction here. To help those who CAN NOT help themselves. Not to make slaves of those who think that they can not help themselves. When we enable those who are mentally and physically able to help themselves to become slaves to a system of welfare, we end up destroying their dignity.
My mentor, Jim Rohn, would always remind us of what the flight attendants would tell us before the plane took off and that would be “to put your mask on first. And then to help those around you.”
He also mentioned a great saying that a colleague of his would say and that was “I’ll take care of me for you, if you take care of you for me.”
It is our responsibility to make sure that we keep our skills up to date, to make sure that we have marketable skills that others will find valuable. And then find a way to make money to cover our basic needs and the needs of our family and then to help others.
When we do this as individuals, we make our whole society better.
What are you waiting for? Start NOW!
As Always, Here’s to Your LifetoSuccess,