HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.”—Genesis 3:11-12
We have all blamed other people. Actively, passively, or mentally, we’ve passed the buck in the game of blame. We’ve done this when we’ve missed a deadline, encountered a challenge, or met with unfair treatment. Blame is birthed when trust is lost either in people, process, or the payoff at the end. Due to the increasing loss of confidence, we allow self-pity to drive us and others toward imminent failure. And when failure arrives, we are quick to wave a proverbial finger and proclaim frankly, “I told you so.” In the end, we blame, because it’s our only route to the justification given the lack of responsibility we have not taken. And in the end, who’s to blame? Well, the first man ends up blaming the woman and thus God—“The woman who you gave.” Gentlemen, this is a path that results in a dangerous move. Perhaps accepting responsibility would be a better choice?
TRY THIS TODAY: Accept responsibility for your family, team, calling, spiritual growth, and sin.
PRAYER: God, help me to accept responsibility, and may it help me to grow in faith and trust in You. AMEN