Nowadays, people just don’t want to take responsibility for themselves.

If you get pregnant, it’s okay. You don’t have to deal with it. Just get an abortion. If you’re underage, your parents will have to pay for it anyway. You don’t have to take responsibility.

If you don’t want to get a job, it’s okay. You don’t have to deal with it. That’s what Obamacare, food stamps, and such are for. You don’t have to take responsibility.

If you riot and destroy personal property, it’s okay. You don’t have to deal with it. The government will ignore it. You don’t have to take responsibility.

If you reveal national secrets, it’s okay. You don’t have to deal with it. We’ll let you run for president. You don’t have to take responsibility.

Even if you’re not guilty of any of these things, you’re not taking responsibility for something, aren’t you? I imagine everyone here has done something wrong and then refused to take responsibility for it.

Thankfully, God offers us His great gift of grace, relieving us of our past mistakes and sins … but does that mean the consequences are removed?

The answer is NO.

Just because, as Christians, we are held down by our sins, that doesn’t mean the natural consequences are removed.

If you become pregnant as an unmarried woman, you still have that baby to raise all by yourself.

If you didn’t get a job, you have to starve.

If you riot and destroy personal property, you’re facing jail-time and fines.

If you reveal national secrets, you’re guilty of high treason and should be served the death sentence.

Unfortunately, our world is working as hard as it can to eliminate the consequences of our bad decisions. Nowadays you can do any of those things and get away with it. Perhaps there will be long-term consequences of some sort of another … but overall, you seem to slide by pretty easily.

But I beg you, don’t take the easy way out.

In the long run, the hard way is better.

Your actions are big. They are louder than words, louder than opinions, louder than sin itself.

Show that you’re the kind of person who takes responsibility, and they will respect you.

Show that you’re the kind of person who cares about your mistakes, and they will admire you.

So accept the responsibilities of your actions. Please, please don’t take the easy way out! If you did something wrong, ‘fess up, take the punishment, and don’t become that stereotypical millennial that everyone’s talking about.

You can be better than that.


~Kellyn Roth of Reveries~


11 thoughts on “Responsibility

  1. Reblogged this on Reveries and commented:

    Hello All! I decided to share with you a post from the blog I co-author on, Send the Light. The subject is “Responsibility.” I’d love it if you headed over there and read it … and maybe even gave me your thoughts, as I’m not sure I said anything legible. 😉

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  2. I agree. But, if you get pregnant, it’s not always your fault. No job? Not your fault, usually. Secrets? We’re teens, people! And…death sentence? No. The death sentence is horrible. We are destroying what God made. This is bad. I won’t stand for it. But this post was, well… something. I just got your books, I love them!

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    1. Well, actually, there are a great many people who misuse food stamps, welfare, etc., and that is their fault. Yes, there are many people who can’t get a job due to mental disabilities or the job shortage. However, I was referring to those who won’t get a job because they’re lazy or whatever and hey, why work when the government will pay for you? I should have clarified. As far as pregnancy, 99.9999% of the time it’s completely avoidable. First, you can choose not to do immoral things that could lead to pregnancy. Second, you could use birth control. As far as cases where it isn’t avoidable, even then you shouldn’t kill an innocent baby just because you don’t want it. That’s just plain stupid.
      And … I don’t know what you mean by we being teens.
      As far as the death sentence … I actually disagree – I think there are definitely crimes that call for it – but that’s a conversation for another time. 🙂
      Thanks so much for reading this post and commenting! And wow, really?! That’s so awesome! I’m glad you’re enjoying them. 🙂

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  3. I think that individual situations can be far more complex than the four generalizations you mentioned above… but YES! Taking responsibility for our actions! I couldn’t agree more! Haven’t we humans been avoiding it since Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the serpent? In the end, I believe we’ll all have to give an account for our words, thoughts, and actions, but how much better will it be for those who have acknowledged them, sought forgiveness and taken responsibility for them *before* they stand before God’s judgment throne.

    Thanks so much for the post. 🙂

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    1. Yes, I just realized when responding to comments that I forgot to mention that those were more generalizations than always-facts. I’d meant to, but I forgot to.
      Yes, that’s to true! And you’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

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      1. Oh, no worries! I realize that as a writer, it’s hard (even impossible?) to include all the disclaimers and account for all the potential misunderstandings that might come between us and readers. 🙂

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