A Palette of Beautiful Colors

God said:

One difference between you and Me concerns how We feel about responsibility and the carrying out of responsibility into the world. You may feel responsibility as heavy-duty and, perhaps, feel heavy-hearted altogether. You may feel responsibility clinging to your shoulders. You weigh responsibility, and find it heavy.

Likely, you worry responsibility back and forth like a cat with a mouse. You may have the idea that responsibility is too much for you. In that case, you may shrug your shoulders and find one way or another to get out of it. If you believe that responsibility is too much for you, then responsibility will be too much for you, and you will shrink from it.

You lump responsibility together with worry. You doubt, you worry about how well you will do and how well you may be thought of. Will you do a job well-done, or will you be a flop at it?

You don't want to feel lacking. You don't want to put yourself in that position, so you may decline responsibility. You may excuse yourself by saying: "I'm someone who never liked responsibility. I'm not good at it. I don't even want to be good at it."

The Game of Life is not all about-approval ratings, yet approval-ratings matter a lot to you. You would love to be appreciated beyond your wildest dreams. At the very least, you don't want to feel disapproved of. You may well have had too much criticism and too little sanction given to you in life. You not only disallow some choices, you may dribble along in life, seemingly without a care.

If you don’t do anything, or if you don't do much, you won't take a fall for anything, and so you are without attention. Your own attention may go to safe activity, letting yourself skirt your life and just be on the rim. Likely you short-change yourself. You may prefer an uneventful life over an inventive life.

There are those who take responsibility, and there are those who avoid it. You can put yourself into either category as you choose.

It may be the nature of some people to choose responsibility and like it and run with it, yet there are those who become leaders by the simple fact that they swallow their fears and dare to become leaders.

You don't have to be a vocal leader in the world, yet you have choice. Did you think you had no choice?