‘But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it.’ – I Samuel 17:34-35
When David watched over his father’s sheep, no one would have blamed him if he had not fought off the lion and the bear. He could have easily decided to run from the lion or chosen to watch the bear devour the sheep. Instead, he took responsibility for whatever was committed to him. And because of the way he catered to his father’s sheep, God was so confident in him that He committed the whole of Israel to his shepherdship.
Take responsibility for your decisions and actions – it is a quality of self-leadership. Those who put the blame on others and on circumstances will always be limited by their failure to step up to self-leadership. Like David, influence your sphere and watch yourself grow exponentially.
Have a productive day!
Confession: I am a self-leader. I take responsibility for my actions and decisions.