“Wow. Congratulations! You are now a responsible man.”
How many times exactly have I heard that statement being made to a newly married person especially the men?
I have definitely lost count.
Excuse me. . .
What does it even mean to be responsible?
Does it then mean that a single person cannot or should not be responsible?
Here’s what I think:
If you are not responsible before marriage, you just might remain as such for a long time after you are married.
The anointing for responsibility will not just pour on you on your wedding day.
You have to take responsibility for your life every day starting from when you are a boy or girl and then continue to be responsible when you become a man/woman.
This begins with the knowledge of who you are and why you are here on earth.
It is called purpose discovery.
The height of irresponsibility is not taking charge of your life like you should. Living by chance instead of living intentionally is what I call it.
And how can you take charge of something you don’t even know? Seek to discover God’s purpose for your life today.
Stop making excuses for mediocrity and failure. Stop refusing to take responsibility for your wrongdoings. Stop being impulsive. Develop the virtue of self control instead. Groom yourself into being trustworthy, dependable and reliable. Learn to love yourself so that you can love others. Be open to learning the right things and the right way to live. Grow up. . .
That’s being responsible.
Hi single man/woman!
. . .Be responsible.
Your responsibility grows when you marry. It must be cultivated beforehand.
Or have you seen a farmer harvest fruits on the very same day he planted his crops?
Have a sense of direction. Be a good leader of your self on purpose way and then it will be easier to lead your wife as a good husband.
When you understand your purpose as a singe lady and already learned how to submit to your maker, you will be able to submit to His will in marriage and be a responsible wife and mother.
Be a responsible son/daughter, sister/brother, student/worker and friend first.
Don’t leave responsibility for marriage.
Hello married man/woman
. . .Be responsible too.
You need to make conscious efforts towards being a responsible person. Being a husband or wife doesn’t automatically make you a responsible person.
You have to BE responsible.
That’s a call to ACTION to the single and married alike.
Take a sincere assessment of your life and rid yourself of every form of irresponsibility.
Grace be multiplied unto you!
© OMOSEBI Mary Omolola, PhD