I find myself trying to blame others around me instead of realizing that I am the problem. One day I was driving around looking for a home that I had rough directions to find, but I had an address and the location entered into the GPS. After circling the neighborhood a few times and stopping at the wrong house, I was frustrated.
Have you ever been there?
Well, I was supposed to be there, but was not and my mind was blaming the person who gave me the directions, the GPS, and the person I was looking for because their phone was busy when I tried to call for directions. Then I recognized that if I had asked for more specific directions, I would be able to find the home. If I re-entered the address and choose the option other than North (which I was absolutely certain was the correct option because the home was on NORTH of the county road) I would be able to find the home. If I was patient and called the home owner back, I would get directions and find the home.
Do you play the blame game?
The good news is that when we realize that the problem may be with us, we have lots of options to solve the situation. If we remain stuck in the blame game, it successfully raises the blood pressure and irritation level, but nothing else.
The Lord blesses the person who is blameless.
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
Prayer: “Lord, help me blame less so I can be blameless. Amen”
After thoroughly cross-examining our dog, I realized that the super-soft serve ice-cream was because I left the container on the counter to “thaw” a little before I scooped myself a bowl.