I Samuel 24:25 (NLT) She fell at his feet and said, “I accept all blame in this matter, my lord. Please listen to what I have to say.
We humans are really good at passing the blame.
Why? Because passing the blame is easier than fixing, and criticizing others is so much easier than improving ourselves.
So instead of solving our problems legitimately (by doing the work required to solve them), we are inclined to be fearful, to blame, and to criticize, while doing precious little else.
When we do, our problems, quite predictably, remain unsolved. Whether you like it or not, you are accountable for your actions.
But because you are human, you’ll be very tempted to pass the blame.
Avoid that temptation at all costs. We have to fight to do the right thing at times people of God! So, instead of looking for someone to blame, look for something to fix, and then get busy fixing it.
And as you consider your own situation, remember this: God has a way of helping those who help themselves, but the Lord doesn’t spend much time helping those who don’t.
Point to ponder-
It is easy to hold other people accountable, but real accountability begins with the person in the mirror.
Think about one specific area of responsibility that is uniquely yours, and think about a specific step you can take today.
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