Blame Game vs. Love Walk – December 9-10 Devotions
Another busy couple of days here, so today’s post is “double duty” offering two interesting devotional thoughts about the “Blame Game” vs. the “Love Walk.”
Here you go…
“The problem has been manifesting
since the beginning of time…
When confronted with their sin in the Garden of Eden,
Adam and Eve blamed each other, God, and the devil.
This unwillingness to take personal responsibility
by trying to blame anyone and anything
that might be convenient,
is a major cause for not living triumphantly.
There is nothing more emotionally painful
than facing the truth about yourself and your actions.
Because it is painful, most people run from it.
Admitting your own mistakes and failures is difficult,
but it is the only way to freedom.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
“Not enough Christians concentrate on walking in love.
We concentrate on prosperity, healing, success,
our breakthrough, how to change our family,
and how to get a loved one saved.
But Jesus said we need to concentrate
on walking in love.
I am talking about treating people with excellence…
about meeting needs…
about how we talk ABOUT one another
and how we talk TO one another…
about not being rude.
Walking in love means being a blessing to somebody else.
Love does not do the right thing to get something;
love simply does the right thing
because it is the right thing to do.
It not only blesses others–
it blesses the one doing the loving.”
–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”
On the “Blame Game” – I truly wonder why it’s so much easier to blame others than accept responsibilities for our own actions. It is indeed painful at times to go through that process of admitting mistakes, yet it yields that healing process and eventual freedom.
On the “Love Walk” – Especially this time of the year, it’s especially important to “walk the walk, not just talk the talk” as my Dad used to say.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you find it easier to play the “Blame Game” than pursue the “Love Walk” instead?