To BLAME: Assign responsibility for a fault or wrong. (from Google)
It is my impression that no one is responsible for any action today–it seems to always be someone else’s fault. I feel bad for the guy on the bottom of any totem pole because when it comes to passing the blame buck he has no one else to pass it on to!
You can’t blame gravity for falling in love. Albert Einstein
Passing or assigning blame has become an epidemic in our society and perhaps around the world and I suppose this is because there are consequences that have to be meted out in certain circumstances.
But really, why can’t we stop wasting our time passing blame?
The beauty of our position is that God gives us the freedom of choice. It is up to us. Will we follow Him and be content and confident in where He leads, or will we take the steering wheel into our own hands and dictate our own direction? The beauty and the responsibility of our position…
Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the consequences of his actions … Liberty and responsibility are inseparable. Freidrich Hayek
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
God truly does have your best interest at heart! If you don’t believe this or if you still want to blame God, perhaps you’re dealing with doubt as I did. Doubt is not a bad thing necessarily. It can challenge you, stretch you and grow you into a stronger Christian. But you must deal with this doubt or it will grow into something disturbing–bitterness. How to do this? Dig deeply into the Bible. Cry out to God–ask Him to reveal Himself in your life. Talk to other Christians that you respect. Find the answer to these doubts and squash the bitterness!
We have the choice to trust God or to trust our own judgement–this choice is indeed our responsibility and we can assign no blame to anyone but ourselves for the outcome.