RENEWAL Devotional: Avoid the Blame Game
Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital
In difficult times when we’re hurting but can’t figure out why, we often feel confused and frustrated. Sometimes we blame others for our mistakes when we should really point the back at us. At times, we can feel like we are our own worst enemy.
The blame game has been happening since Adam blamed God for Eve in the Garden of Eden. Instead of looking at his own part in the situation, Adam, who was given the original authority to subdue and oversee God’s Kingdom, allowed deception to enter in. He blamed Eve for his mistake. The cost for disobedience stripped Adam of all his rights to the Kingdom over which he once ruled. God has given you life, so that you can rule over it. If your life is not going in the direction it should, and you blame your past, present or future circumstances, you will never have the victory. We can only move forward.
Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians, “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” [3:13-14]
Start today and walk in righteousness by seeking God’s daily guidance through devotional time. It is time to take back what belongs to you.