Isn’t it easy to blame others?! Blaming others is an attempt to move accountability off you to another. From the very beginning of mankind, we have blamed others. Adam blamed Eve. Oh, by the way Adam, where were you when Eve chose to take a bite out of the forbidden fruit? You were looking over her shoulder shirking your responsibility. But, just as God walked into the garden and found you hiding from His presence, the index finger for the first time in the history of mankind was used to point right at Eve and blame her. Don’t you hate to be around people who are quick to blame? The following quotes hit the nail on the head when it comes to blame:
- John Wooden, who won ten NCAA national basketball championships in a 12-year period as head coach for UCLA, says this, “You are not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes.”
- “When you blame and criticize others, you are avoiding a truth about yourself” (quoting.com).
If you want to look weak-minded, blame others. You are in essence not stepping up and becoming responsible.
Let me tell you something that you may not like. Don’t try to blame God for your problems. He has done everything He possibly could do to put you in a position to know Him personally. John 3:16&17 declare, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” God sent His only Son to die for you to be reconciled to Him. He has done everything to remove the sin that is keeping you back from knowing Him and has made this an easy proposition. Confess that you are a sinner, not blaming others, and invite Him into your heart as your Savior and Lord. Verse 3:18a says, “Whoever believes in him is not condemned.” This is GOOD NEWS!
Often, we are not willing to surrender ourselves to Him deciding to choose another path. John 3:18b-20 describes this, “Whoever does not believe (in Jesus) stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.” The truth is, we love the things of the world and don’t feel God is needed. God paid the ultimate price for you. Yet, you have chosen the cheapness, lust, and status of the world. When the cares, guilt, and vengeance of the world overpower you, DON’T BLAME HIM.
“God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). “He made Him sin for us who knew no sin so that we could be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). If you choose not to know God and His special kind of love with peace that passes all understanding, DON’T BLAME HIM!
Furthermore, if you are His child and have gotten back into the world, “Confess your sins, He is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse you from all unrighteousness.” If you choose not to do that, DON’T BLAME HIM!