Dunamis’ Seeds Of Destiny 21 April 2021 Devotional By Pastor Paul Enenche: Responsibility – A Highway To Authority
TOPIC: Responsibility – A Highway To Authority
If you can embrace responsibility, you will assume authority.
SCRIPTURE: Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. 1 Samuel 16:13.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you can embrace responsibility, you will assume authority.
Responsibility is a major secret of destiny. People who accept responsibility fulfil destiny effortlessly.
Today, we shall be looking at Scriptural examples of people who accepted responsibility and fulfilled their destiny:
In Genesis 40:6-8, Joseph saw two prisoners who were depressed and downcast. Remember that he was not the one who put them in prison. He was not the person responsible for their sadness, yet he made up his mind to do something about their situation.
Other people saw them but did not ask them any question about their situation, but Joseph, being responsible, took it upon himself to find out what was wrong with them. He made up his mind to see what he could do about their situation. No wonder he couldn’t end in that prison, he ended in the palace.
In the Book of First Samuel Chapter Sixteen, when Samuel went to anoint a king in the house of Jesse, he met seven of his sons at home. Now, Jesse had eight sons, but these seven of them were irresponsible. They were lazing about at home and left the last boy, David, who was responsible, alone in the bush to tend their father’s flock. The oil could not flow on the lazy people who were idling about at home.
No wonder, in 1 Samuel 16:11, Samuel asked Jesse, “Are these all your sons?” Then Jesse said that there was still one, the youngest boy, David who was taking care of the sheep in the wilderness. When David was eventually called upon, he was anointed by Samuel.
Please know this: If you can embrace responsibility, you will assume authority. God is looking for responsible people to give authority to, not irresponsible people.
Remember this: If you can embrace responsibility, you will assume authority.
- Make up your mind to accept responsibility.
- Do the right things that others run away from.
PRAYER: I receive the grace to accept complete and total responsibility over my life and others around me, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE FORCES OF DESTINY (PART 5).
QUOTE: Be responsible for something good happening in the kingdom. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Nehemiah 12-Esther 1
AMAZING FACT: An elephant’s trunk can grow to be about 2 metres long and can weigh up to 140 kg.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: As you embrace responsibility in this season, your authority is established in Jesus’ Name.
Today’s devotional 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. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities