I am a mother of three wonderful adult children, and I'm also a born-again Christian. I love to share my personal experiences.
Put The Blame Where It Belongs
In today's society there are plenty of opportunities to play a variety of games on the internet, T.V., and obviously our personal pocket computers aka cell phones.
So many of us seem to be preoccupied playing these games but there is one game in particular that has been played throughout all generations, and this game seems as though it will continue to be played throughout eternity. This is the game called the 'Blame Game.' And everyone knows how to play it.
I can recall a day while going about my daily routine, doing my household chores and such. I would walk passed my son's room to only see a complete mess, "sigh". I approached him asking him when he was planning to clean up his messy room? His response was, "Mom if you didn't clean up the room for us when we were kids, and perhaps if you taught us to clean it ourselves then we would most likely be keeping our bedrooms clean today."
Now looking back on this small story I realize there could be some truth to this. However, as an adult we must take responsibility in our own lives and not blame others. Also known as...
The blame game!
When I went through my second divorce I was furious (to say the least) with the man, today (many years later) I have no ill feelings toward my ex husband. I have forgiven him in my heart. I fell that he was a good provider during the time we were married. Though til this day I have never condoned the fact that he cheated on me.
I take some responsibility for his actions leading up to this deeply wounding betrayal, but I also hold him solely responsible for his own actions. My daughter once asked her father "Dad, why did you cheat on mom?" his reply was "Because I felt neglected." The blame game! He could of said; I felt neglected but it was wrong for what I did.
Too many people in the world are blaming everyone else for their own choices in life. My father also had a drinking problem while I was growing up, does that mean I have to have a drinking problem too? By no means! I do try to understand that we all tick differently, and for some addiction may be stronger than the individual. We are all accountable for our own actions which I am happy to say that my father was delivered from his own addiction to alcohol and he died knowing the Lord.
A lot of people want to blame God for all the bad that happens in this world, as well as certain events bestowed upon them in life. . We need to take accountability for our own actions, and appreciate this gift called life. Each one of us has this small fraction of time on Earth, let us stop wasting it on the common game known as the blame game.
Why do people
Read: Job 10:1-13
About the Text:
1) We're all familiar with the story of Job.
2) Job is a righteous man, but Satan doesn't like that.
3) So Satan challenges God to see if he can get Job to curse God.
4) God allows Satan to do as he so desires to tempt Job to curse God.
5) Job's friends come to console Job, but instead say that God has punished him.
6) While Job never says that he has sinned, he does attribute his condition to God instead of Satan.
7) Job blames God for his difficulties.
Today in modern Western Society we are no different in many ways. We want to blame God first for all of our problems and for what is going on in our world. There is someone else that we should be blaming and that is the Devil, our adversary.
Satan is and always has been man's adversary - The word "Satan" means adversary.
Jesus said of Satan:
For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does.
He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies. "He was a murderer from the beginning, and standeth not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof."
1 Peter 5:8,9
"Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour, whom withstand stedfast in your faith, knowing that the same sufferings are accomplished in your brethren who are in the world."
Satan is ultimately responsible for all of the evil that is in this world, not God. Evil exists because of who he is. Many don't believe in him but he is real and he is responsible for all evil...... using many to do his evil works! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short!
Take Responsibility - For Our Own Actions
As human beings we don't want to take responsibility for our own actions. God is an easy target to blame. Again, we are responsible for our own choices in life, God gave each and everyone of us a free will.
Galatians 6:7,8 "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth unto his own flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth unto the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap eternal life."
Deuteronomy 30:19 "I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed."
Joshua 24:15, "Choose you this day whom you will serve."
Matthew 7:13,14 "Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and pathway, that leadeth to destruction, and many are they that enter in thereby. For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it."
God Isn't Responsible
Many people feel that since God is the creator that He is responsible for everything. God is love and is only responsible for the pure and beauty that happens. We live in a fast paced world and when we have problems we expect God to fix things fast. God never promised us a rose garden, but He did promise to see us through. God is responsible for all good that is in the world.
James 1:17, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning".
God is not responsible for the evil that is in this world. The Devil, our adversary is and also I repeat mankind is responsible for their own actions.
Romans 2:6-11 "who will render to every man according to his works: to them that by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and incorruption, eternal life: but unto them that are factious, and obey not the truth, but obey unrighteousness, shall be wrath and indignation, tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that worketh evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Greek; but glory and honor and peace to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek: for there is no respect of persons with God."
Sometimes Bad Things Happen
For a good purpose
Have you ever considered that sometimes bad things happen for a good purpose? When they do happen God provides us with the tools to get through the situation, and that is His grace and mercy. Instead of cursing God as well as blaming Him for all the bad things that happen to us, we should be praising Him and thanking Him for all the good that He has given us. After all He did give us a free will. So I ask you one final yet serious question, don't you think that right now (this very moment) is the time to stop playing The Blame Game? Let us instead decide to do what we know internally is right inside of our being.
Job 35:9-15 Elihu says that no one praises God when they ought.
Psalm 18:3 "I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies."
Revelation 4:11 "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."
Now I lift my hands to sky above and pray to our heavenly Father;
I ask you to forgive us when we tend to blame others for our own choices that we make. I also ask in agreement with my brothers and sisters united to forgive us for blaming you Dear Lord for all the bad that happens in this world, and to us. Please help us to praise you more and to take responsibility for our own actions. Give us the divine grace and strength to do what is right by us and to others, and most of all to show more gratitude for all that you have done.
In Jesus name. Amen!
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LorLinda (author) from Denver Colorado on March 08, 2013:
@jimporsche86: that the way it seems thanks for your comment
LorLinda (author) from Denver Colorado on March 08, 2013:
@ManfromModesto LM: LOL yup I love how you put it I should use this biblical truth it is GREAT! Thanks for putting this here. :)
ManfromModesto LM on March 07, 2013:
After Satan deceived them, God came to visit Adam and Eve. Adam blames both Eve AND God. "the woman that thou gavest me" implies it is God's fault because he gave the woman. Eve, in turn, blames the serpent.
jimporsche86 on February 20, 2013:
Nice lens and Yes everyone wants to blame someone else these days.