2Samuel 23:11 “And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines.”

2Samuel 23:12 “But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory.”

How did Shammah defend his field of lentiles?

Shammah didn’t just defend the field and his harvest, he was very strategic about it. The first thing he did was that, “he stood in the midst of the ground.”

What does it mean to stand in the midst or middle of his ground? It simply means he took charge and took responsibility for the field. While others fled, he stayed back and took responsibility.

Friend, the reason many people lose battles and their harvest is that; they don’t like taking responsibilities. They prefer to stand aloof and blame others for their misfortune. If Shammah had run away like others and blame the Philistines for the attack, it would have been a justifiable excuse.

When you start blaming others, it simply means you’re no longer standing in the middle of the field, you’re already outside it and for sure you’re bound to lose!

When issues come up, the first thing to do is to “own it”, see it as your sole responsibility to defend the field. When you do something wrong, own up. You’re not an angel, you can make mistakes. The inability to take responsibility has made many beggars and destitute in destiny.

You must learn to take charge. Accept your errors when wrong and go for the required knowledge that can advance you. Don’t be too proud to admit your faults.

If you fail an examination for example, don’t blame the lecturer, settle down and study harder. The people that pass don’t have two heads. Stop the blame game and roll up your sleeves to study harder.

You must make up your mind to get better at the subject. The moment you blame another, you’re out of the field!

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