Earlier on tonight, I had a conversation with a very dear friend about what I felt contributed to the way I respond to things sometimes. How ironic it was that I did exactly what I am about to share. Though I said, they (people) were not entirely to blame since I am responsible for myself, somehow I still manage to squeeze the “blamed” in. As I read tonight’s piece, I was left dumbfounded because it felt as though God was responding to my former conversation. As I read this piece, I was totally blown away by the biblical encouragement and proof that the blame game is so 1960’s.
We are ALL responsible for our decisions. Yes, hurt would have past our way but then comes the question,”So what”? Will you allow hurt from others to stop you from walking into destiny. I would think not. Then, you are only left to do one thing and that is, take responsibility. Enjoy!
It Starts With Me Taking Responsibility
If you want to do all that God has called you to do so that He gets the glory and you get the joy, then it starts with you taking responsibility for your life.
There comes a point in time when you have to man (or woman) up and take responsibility for your own life. That time is now. No more can you blame your parents, your teachers, or lack of opportunities, for who you are or who you are becoming. The Bible tells us that “we are more than conquerors” through Christ, which doesn’t leave much room for excuses (Romans 8:37). Jesus said it, so we better believe it!
Too often people allow the past circumstances to determine the future outcome. The only power that your past has over your future is the power that you give it. God has a great plan for your future so quit making excuses as to why or how you can’t get there. Take responsibility for the person you are today and trust that God will provide you with all you need to become the person He is calling you to be. Jesus doesn’t agree with our excuses nor does He affirm us when we play the blame game. As He said to Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). Your weaknesses are simply opportunities for Jesus to reveal His grace in your life.
• Do you recognize any situation, limitation, or person in your life who you’re blaming for how things have turned out for you? Instead, choose to take responsibility for your life and trust that Jesus will turn any weakness into a strength for His glory and for your joy.
“…I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us” (Philippians 3:13-14).
– It Starts With Me