I don’t know about you friends, but I have often found myself shifting blames whether intentionally or unintentionally with phrases like “It’s a person or circumstance”, It’s someone else’s fault”.
Blaming others dates back to Adam and Eve. As Christ followers we must learn to accept responsibilities for our thoughts, words and actions and be accountable instead of shifting blame to others. Blame game is rooted in pride and it’s unpleasing to the Lord. (Roman 2:1) warns us against passing judgement on someone else.
When we blame others, we deny ourselves of the opportunity to self-examine the issue at hand and the lessons we could learn or benefit from it.
So, how do we transition from blaming to learning? We do this by asking for the help of the Holy Spirit through prayer; intentionally catching ourselves in the act; refocus our thinking to learn rather than blame.
Christ follower, this week practice asking the Holy Spirit to help you own, learn and benefit from your actions. If you are currently not a Christ follower, today is the day of salvation – Jesus is calling – come.
All glory to God!
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Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP).She is the author of The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals
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