Dare to be Responsible
Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 (MEV)
It is common to blame others for the situation we are in, to be the victim. I know a lot of mainstream Psychology it tied up in the “blame game.”
This started with the fall.
When God confronted Adam for eating from the tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil, his response was, “the woman whom You gave me to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What have you done?” And the woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate” (Genesis 3:12–13 MEV).
There are certainly times when we have reached a place in our lives through no fault of our own, HOWEVER, it is also important to examine the role we have played.
I often wonder what would have happened if Adam took responsibility for the situation. Even better, what if Adam stopped Eve from eating the fruit?
This isn’t the point, though. The fact is, God knew what would happen as scripture, as Revelation 13:8 tells us. God knew He would send Jesus and He would be slain for you and me.
Why God created the tree and gave humanity the ability to “fall” is something you and I will have to ask when we meet Him face-to-face, but the key point that I am trying to make here is, when we sin, it doesn’t surprise God. He doesn’t scratch His chin, shake His head, and say, “I didn’t see that coming.”
The choice you and I have to make is to answer these two questions:
“What will I do with my sin?”
“What will I do with the sin done to me?”
I will be the first to tell you, I don’t like to admit I’ve done something wrong. Who does?
I remember when my brother, Robbie, was five and Momma let him go to the bathroom by himself to wash his hands. We had gone out to dinner with my Papaw and he went to investigate what was taking him so long. What he found was bubbles everywhere. He told Papaw, “It wasn’t me; it was a little boy who looked just like me who did it.” Papaw said, “Well you are the one who is in trouble because you are the one here.”
So today, my sweet friend, I am daring you to take responsibility for your life.
Ask yourself these questions:
Have “bad” things happened to me beyond my control?
Have I made poor choices?
How can I move past them, learn from them, and become a stronger woman of God in the process?
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