be reponsible

Let’s not blame people, things, or places

Many times, we quickly blame others when bad things happen to us. We even blame the weather or something else, but rarely ourselves. We make excuses because we refuse to take responsibility for our action. This mindset of “blaming others” gets passed down to the next generation who takes on the “entitlement mentality” instead of assuming personal responsibility. This bad attitude is really rooted in pride.

The Apostle Paul said, “Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” (2 Corinthians 5:9-10)

We’re all accountable

Let’s not use other people as an excuse. We can blame others and even quote scriptures to justify our own failures, but never see the log in our own eyes (Matthew 7:3). Remember, a day of accounting will come. Each one of us will have to stand before the Lord for what we have and have not done.

We can blame others and even quote scriptures to justify our own failures, but never see the log in our own eyes

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Most of the problems we face are consequences of our own irresponsible action. Face it instead of pointing fingers. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. (Galatians 6:7)

Whatever a man sows, this he will also reap

Just stop

Stop blaming others and presume they are the ones at fault for the bad things that happen. Instead, let’s focus on what we can do to help and leave the rest to God. Remember to always be gentle and respectful. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ. (1 Peter 3:16)

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Things happen for a reason, it’s either a lesson to learn or God’s way that will lead us to blessings and protection. If you know Jesus and are walking with him, fear not for He has triumphed on everything that can stand in your way. If you have sinned, confess your sins to Jesus, who has redeemed you long before. God will never leave you or forsake you, He is always in control. (Hebrews 13:5; Deuteronomy 31:6)

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“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit because you can do nothing without Me (John 15:5); “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)

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