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~