Good Morning Ladies (and few gents),
GiG, I don’t know about you, but sometimes I forget that morsel of truth in the busyness of life. Instead of embracing the simple yet profound truth that Jesus is enough, I used to shift blame. If it was breathing it got blamed. OUCH! Ah, let me be transparent; old patterns die hard. And sometimes I find myself heading down that Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole and then wondering what just happened.
Blame shifting isn’t something that’s often talked about, but it should be. Until we come clean with the fact that we’re vulnerable, we’ll experience blaming more often than we’d like to admit. Adam and Eve got things started. They tried shifting blame in Genesis 3:12-12 NLT,
12 The man replied, “It was the woman you gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it.” 13 Then the Lord God asked the woman, “What have you done?” “The serpent deceived me,” she replied. “That’s why I ate it.”
Not to be outdone, there are some of us who try to blame God. Check out
Proverbs 19:3 NLT, People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the Lord.
And the cherry on top of this hollowed out cake—judging others while we fail to acknowledge our own sin. Oops, there it is in Matthew 7:1-5,
1 Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. 2 For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. 3 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? 4 How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.
GiG, whether we’re shifting blame, blaming God, or judging others we need to come correct because we’re wearing our halo’s tilted. And if a tilted halo sounds cool, think again.
Created to Serve,