Genesis 33:4 (ESV) But Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.
Refusing to take responsibility for the harm you have caused others only leads to further damage. As weeks, months, or years pass, lack of communication, unrelenting anger, and hateful emotional exchanges can all create tremendous turmoil in your life. This unresolved atmosphere created by this tension often tempts you to focus on wrongs done to you, rather than taking responsibility for the wrongs you may have committed. I call it the blame game!
So when you persist in blaming others because it keeps you from dealing with the painful truth of your immature behavior. When you have harmed someone in the past, you really need to take responsibility for it. What better time than now to move forward in this area of your life?
Read the Old Testament account in Genesis (Chapter 33) in its entirety When Jacob eventually faced his brother Esau, the two were able to express love for each other even though they both remembered the pain of the past. Accepting responsibility for wrongdoing can be a frightening thing, because it requires that we face your weaknesses and stop blaming others for your problems.
Point to ponder- I encourage you today, you can take courage and instruction to do so through Jacob. Seek God’s help in restoring your relationships. Is it someone in your family? at your workplace? in your ministry? In your neighborhood? Don’t just act impulsively in doing so, seek guidance from God and a matured person!
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