We all have a tendency to blame other people or our circumstances for our problems.
[Steve Myers] Whose fault is it, anyway? Do you have a tendency to blame others for your own problems? I mean, we're following human nature, going all the way back to our original parents, Adam and Eve. Adam blamed Eve for his sin. In fact, he kind of blamed God. "God, you gave me this woman and it's her fault that I did these things." We can't follow that example, and yet, we do have that tendency. Maybe we blame our parents, or we blame our environment. We blame our upbringing. We blame the school we went to. We blame the people around us. And we have this sense that we devalue others.
What we need to do is take a look at our own lives. God gives us a little bit of a warning in Romans, Chapter 2. Right at the very beginning of that chapter, He says this. "Whenever you judge another, you condemn yourself. For you who judge, practice the same things."(Romans 2:)
We don't want to be like Adam. We don't want to put the fault, or the blame, or the guilt on someone else. Look at your own life. Look at the situation that you've been facing and recognize your part in it. God wants us to take responsibility for our own problems, and when we do that, then we can really begin to change and to grow.
So, look at your life. Take personal responsibility, admit your own sin to God, and you'll find that there is a whole different outlook for you in store.
That's BT Daily. We'll see you next time.