Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Thank you, Krogen!
I am sorry for my lack of presence over the last 30 hours or so -
Hughes is giving me FITS on the internet with slow connections/no connections, and has held my E-mail hostage since Friday -
But I get in here when they allow it -
It was back in the early '60s that Admiral Rickover wrote these few lines to those who are at the helm:
Responsibility is a unique concept. It can only reside in a single individual. You may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished. You may delegate it, but it is still with you. If responsibility is rightfully yours, no evasion or ignorance or passing the blame can shift the burden to someone else. Unless you can point your finger at the one who is responsible when something goes wrong, then you never had anyone really responsible.
Tough words, but true. Rickover never was one to concern himself with tact. Maybe his grit is needed more than we realize. Big projects and meaningful achievements get done not by dreamers but by doers, not by armchair generals who watch and frown from a distance but by brave troops in the trenches, not by fat fans in the bleachers but by lean, committed players on the field, not by those who stay neutral and play it safe but by those who get off the fence of indecision, even though their decisions are occasionally unpopular, and sometimes even – (dare we admit it?) WRONG!
Luke 12:48 (KJV);
“But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more."
Romans 14:12 (KJV); “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”
James 1:23-25 (KJV);
“For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”
Get off of the sidelines, and join the battle! Take responsibility for the introduction of your friends and family to Jesus Christ!
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.