I heard an interesting talk given by Orrin Woodward just the other day, about taking personal responsibility, and doing it in a timely manner. Now if I addressed that topic like I just did, how many of you would be anxious to listen? That's the genius of his teaching! Orrin likened the issue of personal responsibility to the battle of David and Goliath. The Goliaths in your life are the issues you need to hold yourself accountable for. Maybe for you it's finance, perhaps it's a family relationship. Just maybe you need to get yourself into the gym, and work on your fitness. How about your faith, are you comfortable with your relationship with God?
We all have our Goliaths, but the interesting point is if they aren't confronted in a timely manner, they double or triple in size when you next confront them. Does that financial obligation become any easier to pay if tossed aside out of fear, or does it ease your mind to confront it, and get it off your plate? Don't we have enough to concern ourselves with, without causing unnecessary stress by avoiding confrontation? How many times have we said, "that wasn't as bad as I thought it would be," after handling an issue that was causing us undue stress? Don't let your Goliath grow! He's only as big as you allow him to become. He feeds on your fear, and intimidates you, only with your permission. In the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy, "Git er done!"