Blame is responsible for holding hostage so many blessings we should be walking in. Every time we blame, we’re refusing to accept responsibility for our own actions or lack of action.
I’ve sat in so many counseling sessions where blame was shifted on whomever or whatever else was in the room. Blame on parents, blame on the employer, blame on the other man, the other woman, blame on a friend, etc. You get the picture, right? We all do it. It’s called pride and refusing to take responsibility.
You may have had some bad breaks in life, but you are responsible for what you do with what happens to you. Until you are, your life will never change and no matter what you say, next year will be no different than this year. You can throw out every New Years resolution into the atmosphere, but until you actually shift your thinking and do something about the fingers you’re pointing at others, you’ll be watching reruns of every other year you’ve had.
Luke 6:45 Jesus said, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” If you don’t like what you see, change it. Begin to fill your mind and heart with good things. Own up to your wrongs and ask God to change you from the inside out. God created you in His image and likeness and He is Love. Learn to love like Him. Memorize the love chapter, I Corinthians 13, and every day, determine to love like that.
Stop playing the blame game! When you humble yourself and accept responsibility, things will begin to change. Your marriage will change, your children will change, your job will change, your past will be just that-past! Leave it there and move on! Your happiness isn’t determined by others, it’s determined by YOU. If you want to go somewhere different, you must hop onto a different path, otherwise the scenery will never change. You can’t go forward while looking behind you. You’re bound to run into something you weren’t expecting to.
Father God, forgive me for being so pigheaded and stubborn, for pointing the finger when it’s me that needs to change. I can’t do it alone, but I don’t want next year to be like this year. I’ve learned so much and grown so much but I don’t want to stop here. I want bigger faith, bigger love, bigger miracles, bigger dreams and visions. I open myself up to change today. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.