THE BLAME GAME:Play the blame game or Rise against mediocrity Part I
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IT’S NOT MY FAULT
Have you said that before?
Standing for Christ has, in recent times, become an impossible task for young Christians. Their faith has become easily fallible. They seem to compromise the principles of God so easily and then blame the challenging circumstances around them.
The time was not enough. I’m too busy. Nobody encouraged me. I didn’t want to offend him. The temptations are too great – these statements have suddenly become clichés among young 21st Century Christians.
Now, I’m referring to you: How often do you excuse yourself and blame other people or situations for your inadequacies? What happened to the determination the Holy Spirit bestows upon sons? Are the youths who stood for God throughout the Bible and history weird men?
Samuel trained under Eli, with Hophni and Phinehas, but he was not corrupted by them. The sons of Eli were clearly older than Samuel and could have easily taught him the old tricks of stealing and abetting injustice. But the Bible tells us that “Samuel ministered unto the Lord, even as a child, wearing a linen ephod.” He decided to know God, and focused on his priesthood training, regarding ‘less’ the bad boys around. He heard God clearly in an era where God’s word was scarce. That’s a distinction.
Obadiah lived in King Ahab’s house, yet, he feared God greatly. We do not know much about his life, but he did not leave us in doubt when he said “And I’ve served GOD devoutly since I was a boy!” He was just a boy but he feared God GREATLY, even under Jezebel’s nose!
Asa was from a lineage of evil kings, where they couldn’t have taught him the way of God; yet, he did what was right in God’s sight. Evil can’t beget good, but this time, it did – he might have read about King David in the history books and then compared his father’s life to King David’s, and stuck to the better of the two. And it most likely was a personal decision. He not only lived the right way, but also taught his son, Jehoshaphat likewise (1 kings 22:43).
The Post at A Glance!
Summary Standing for Christ has, in recent times, become an impossible task for young Christians. Their faith has become easily fallible. They seem to compromise the principles of God so easily and then blame the challenging circumstances around them.
Taking Responsibility and Blaming Others