Thursday, April 21, 2011

Who Can I Blame?

Who can I blame for my problems?  It seems that everywhere I turn people are blaming others for their problems.  They blame others for the things they themselves do and they blame others for the fact their life isn’t what they want it to be.  They blame others when they don’t get the job they want or when their life isn’t joyful and happy all the time.  Often it’s just the government they blame.  People seem to look for someone to blame no matter what happens!  Isn’t anyone willing to take responsibility for their own life and actions?  Is everything I do my parents fault for not raising me correctly?  Can’t we live without expecting the government to be our babysitter?  What is going on? 

It is so easy to blame others when things aren’t as we want them.  Who wants to think that perhaps they forgot to do something or did something wrong.  Who wants to believe that they are not perfect.  I for one.  I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not perfect, I make mistakes, I forget things.  When things go wrong in my life I am usually the one who is at the root of the problem.  Most of us are at the root of our own problems.  We just happen to live in a society which doesn’t believe in taking responsibility for ourselves so it is easier to blame others. 

I think one of the reasons people reject Jesus and the salvation He offers is that in order to become a Christian you have to admit culpability.  You have to admit you are to blame for your sinful actions and have to ask God to forgive you.  To become a Christian you need to admit you can’t make it to heaven on your own and need Jesus to forgive you and provide your way to heaven.  I don’t mind admitting I’m in need of Jesus’ help.  In fact, I am very thankful that He died and rose again to provide eternal life to all who ask Him into their lives.  I am thankful that Jesus is my Saviour.

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