Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway?

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Just who is responsible for your life? Have you ever given any thought about who it is responsible for the way you live your life? Had it ever occurred to you that “someone is personally fully responsible” for your life?



Has it ever occurred to you that with each action and inaction you take, everything you say or not; written and oral, that “someone is personally fully responsible” for each and every one of them? Have you given thought to the fact that “someone is personally fully responsible” all of the thoughts you think and “personally fully responsible” for all of your motives?



Who do you think is responsible for the things you do? Who do you think is responsible for the things you are supposed to do yet you don’t do them? Who do you think is responsible for the things you say? Who do you think is responsible for the things you don’t do and don’t say? Who is responsible for the motives behind your actions, inactions, statements, and thoughts?



Have you thought about the effects of your actions, inaction, speech, thoughts, and motives on the people around you, in the present and the future? Have you thought about the effects of your actions, inaction, speech, thoughts and motives on yourself, in the present and future?



Did you know that “there are eternal consequences” for the person personally fully responsible for everything you think, do and say? Did you know that this person who “is personally fully responsible” is “fully accountable” for each and every thought you think, each statement you make, and all actions you do or don’t do?



Wake up and come into reality. Whether or not you believe in God, YOUR LIFE is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!.



Yes, YOU are PERSONALLY fully RESPONSIBLE for ALL OF YOUR Actions and Inaction! YOU are PERSONALLY fully RESPONSIBLE for ALL OF YOUR speech and thoughts. YOU are PERSONALLY fully RESPONSIBLE for ALL OF YOUR motives. Only YOU are fully accountable for the way in which you live your life.



The Holy Bible says that at our death, YOU and I WILL be JUDGED by God who is purely objective for all of our ACTIONS and INACTIONS, our THOUGHTS and MOTIVES (2 Peter 3:7). God will not judge us against each other to see which one of us was better than the other; God impartially judges each of us separately according to His perfect standards (Romans 2:1-16).



Per God’s perfect standards, just one little white lie counts as a strike against perfection because God cannot have any imperfection near Him. Wow, I know that I’ve done more than just told a little white lie and I know that you if you are honest with yourself, you too have done much more than merely told a little white lie or two which means that neither you nor me on our own can meet God’s perfect standards. God calls us not meeting His perfect standards, sin. God told us that the cost that you and I must pay is eternal death (Romans 6:23). Eternal death doesn’t mean, “non-existence” it means we will be without God in eternal punishment (Matthew 25:46).



God however, loves you and me and He knew long before either of our being born that we would not meet His perfect standards (Genesis 3:15). God sent Christ Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, to live a perfect life here on earth. Jesus was able to live a perfect life as a man on earth because He is God. Christ Jesus’ perfect life was lived for you and me because He knew that you and I could not live a perfect life (Romans 5:6-21).



A president of the United States and state governor of a state within the United States can pardon a convicted criminal of his or her crimes based upon the circumstances of the crime and other considerations based upon federal and/or state laws or merely because the president or governor wants to give the pardon for whatever reason within some guidelines, the president and governors have the power to give a convicted criminal a pardon. The convicted criminal must apply for a pardon prior to any chance of a pardon being granted to the convicted criminal. The application for a pardon has stipulations which must be adhered to prior to the convicted criminal can submit the application for pardon.(1) Also, the person pardoned must accept the pardon and if a pardon is rejected, it cannot be forced upon its subject. Above all, a pardon carries an 'imputation of guilt', and accepting a pardon is 'an admission of guilt'.(2)



Per God’s perfect nature and His pure integrity, God has promised to you and me a pardon for our sins. This means that we do not have to submit an application for it because He has lovingly made it freely available to everyone who wants to accept it. We don’t have to pay, be imprisoned (purgatory) or work for the pardon God has for us. The only stipulation God has placed upon our pardon is that we honestly accept our pardon by placing our faith into His only begotten Son, Jesus (John 3:16). God demonstrates His own love toward us by payment of our sin, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). Just as a pardon which a president or governor offers, the pardon that God offers us is one which we have to admit our sin and accept. It is a choice of action which each of us is personally responsible for in our life. Our inaction to accept God’s gift of pardon for our sin is that we are rejecting the pardon God offers to us.



Have YOU ACCEPTED JESUS as your SAVIOR so to have the CONFIDENCE of EVERLASTING LIFE with GOD instead of living eternity without God?



If you have not honestly accepted Christ Jesus as your savior, the consequence of YOUR INACTION is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY (Romans 6:23)!



Yes, you and I and everyone else has a PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY to make a choice on where we want to live our eternal life (John 3:36).



You may be saying something like, “I’m happy with my life and I don’t need Jesus. You Victor, may need Jesus but I don’t.” You are thinking short term thoughts and thinking about this today but what about tomorrow? You may not live to even finish reading this article, thus not making it to live tomorrow. Have you even seriously and honestly sought the truth? No, really. Have you really seriously and honestly sought the truth? Be truthful with yourself (Matthew 18:8).



Jesus said He is the “way, and the truth, and the life” and that no one comes to the Father but through Him (John 14:6) With this statement, Jesus says that he is like a  narrow door meaning that only through Him does one get to God. Jesus also said that everyone who believes in Him will have eternal life (John 5:24).



Jesus said that many would not find the narrow path (Matthew 7:13-14) and also said for you and me to “strive to enter through the narrow door that leads to life” (Luke 13:24).



Whose responsibility is your life? Face the fact that your life is your responsibility. Live your life wisely.




(1)    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardon

(2)    http://www.answers.com/topic/burdick-v-united-states



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