“For we are each responsible for our own conduct.”
Galatians 6:5 (NLT)

Our actions have consequences, and we are accountable for the choices we make. This verse emphasizes the importance of personal responsibility in living a life that honors God and reflects His character. It was Winston Churchill, who said, “The price of greatness is responsibility” and Michael Korda, former editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster said, “Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility. In the final analysis, the only quality that all successful people have is the ability to take on responsibility.”

Here are five keys that will help you to grow in responsibility:

  1. When you agree to do something, do it.
  2. Answer for your own actions. In other words, don’t blame others for what you have or have not done.
  3. Take care of your own matters. Don’t rely on other others to always be reminding you that you have something to do.
  4. Be trustworthy. If someone tells you something in confidence, keep it to yourself.
  5. Don’t put things off. When you have a task to do, do it. Don’t procrastinate. Theo Brenner Roach said, “Procrastination is the enemy of success,” and it was Abraham Lincoln who said, “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.