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Blame Game vs. Love Walk – December 9-10 Devotions

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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”

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“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”

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My reflections:

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.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you find it easier to play the “Blame Game” than pursue the “Love Walk” instead?

20 Comments

  1. michelle

    the blame game is easy and unfortunately a lot of us take the easy way when possible but something i am working on is walking in love

    10 . Dec . 2015
  2. Patrice M Foster

    It’s easy to placed the blame on others and sit back and watch them suffer because we was too coward to stand-alone. We have to learn to forgive and walk in our truth only then we are better able to take responsibly for our actions.

    11 . Dec . 2015
  3. Elizabeth O.

    I love this quote. It’s so true and it should be applied by everyone. I think judging other people is not a good habit especially if you’re not as clean yourself.

    11 . Dec . 2015
  4. tara pittman

    The blame game is easy. Love first before you blame.

    11 . Dec . 2015
  5. Ana De- Jesus

    Its easy to blame others but as I have acknowledged recently it takes courage and strength to accept that you are wrong. Great post.

    11 . Dec . 2015
  6. Rachel Mouton

    I love that you addressed this! This is something I am always telling my kids. It is important that we always see that we could have made different choices and the outcome could have been different.

    11 . Dec . 2015
  7. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    It definitely depends on the situation, but I have dealt out my fair share of blame over the years.

    11 . Dec . 2015
  8. Mardene Carr

    This is such a serious thing. So many persons are stuck because they refuse to accept blame; always thinking it is someone else’ fault

    11 . Dec . 2015
  9. Claudette

    It is easy to cast blame that is why so many do it. Thanks for the reminder not to.

    11 . Dec . 2015
  10. Liz Mays

    I really try to avoid blaming others. It bugs me when other people pass the buck, so it’s something I’ve always tried not to do.

    11 . Dec . 2015
  11. Dogvills

    I love the quote. It’s so easy to blame other people without realizing that you are not as clean.

    11 . Dec . 2015
  12. Eileen

    I so agree about blame, I teach my children to take responsibilityfor the actions we take and if we do make mistakes, learn and grow from them

    11 . Dec . 2015
  13. Salma

    This is a post that really makes me think. Thanks so much for posting. Sometimes I get a little lost, when it comes to getting upset about something or placing blame. This is very helpful

    11 . Dec . 2015
  14. Shaylee @ Data Nerds

    This is one thing I’m really good at – taking responsibility if I screwed something up! Blaming others won’t get anyone anywhere.

    11 . Dec . 2015
  15. Alana

    Walking in love (not just talking the love talk) is so hard. One of the hardest things in life is to accept blame for your own bad actions.

    11 . Dec . 2015
  16. Onica {Mommy Factor}

    Its easy to blame others for what they did, Without asking our self if there is any problems with us.

    11 . Dec . 2015
  17. CourtneyLynne

    I feel it’s so easy sometimes to Blair others for things done wrong. Before we brain we should always take a step back and think. Most of the time you realize things aren’t always how you think.

    11 . Dec . 2015
    • CourtneyLynne

      Blame **

      11 . Dec . 2015
  18. Rosey

    Instincts really do lead us in the right direction. I always let myself get talked out of my initial instinct, and then I have to kick myself later when it comes back full circle.

    13 . Dec . 2015
  19. Chanelle

    The blame game is easy yet it yields not growth, however, when we acknowledge our shortcomings and allow ourselves to be transparent before the Lord we are able to attain so much personal growth and growth to help others as well.

    15 . Dec . 2015

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