I am amazed at how individuals in our society have refuse to take accountability and responsibility for their situations and issues going on in their lives today. They blame everything and everyone. They blame the church for the lack of morality, yet they don’t even attend church. They blame the schools for their kids that they refused to discipline and spend time with. They blame the grocery stores for the prices being so high and they can’t return the carts and throw their own trash away. They blame the gasoline companies for the prices of gas and they refuse to car pool and use public transportation because of the seating arrangements, that they don’ want anyone in their personal space. The list for who to blame goes on and on.
Stop and get off the merry-go-round of this crazy life. Own up to something, so that you can begin the change. You need to survive this crazy life that you have been thrown into. You have literally ‘excused’ yourself out. I have raised my children to believe that excuses are akin to the down stair’s escalator in life. Excuses will never take you up to where you desire to be in life. They are designed to take you down… unfortunately, faster.
When you don’t own up to your mess in life you remain in the role of a victim. Now, don’t get me wrong I know that there are some perks to victimization. The biggest perk is that you get your own way in life by using piety as bait to draw people in to your web of sorrows and what made you so rude in life. I don’t know, I like to attack people with kindness, love, respect, and honesty. It keeps me happy and people coming and wanting to be around me.
Proverbs 15:1 The Message (MSG)
God Doesn’t Miss a Thing
A gentle response defuses anger, but a sharp tongue kindles a temper-fire.
Don’t live life as an excuse not to live. Live life on purpose. I hear it all the time, I’m this way because of someone else’s ignorance or neglect. But there is no law that says you have to stay that way. You may have had to be that way but, Lord knows you down have to stay that way. Contrary to some who chose to live that way; like it’s a life style. Really…, how is that working for you? Has it made you any happier in life? Here’s a big one, does it make you like yourself any better because we don’t? It seems you would rather live on pity instead of love. I rather chose to love you and not piety you and love you out of obligation.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it [overflows).
In short… own your mess and get over the rest of the, ‘I would’ve, should’ve, and could’ve been in life.’ Start enjoying and thanking God for being alive and then go from there. Life is good, the total of life; the good, the bad, the ugly and you. It’s all good. You just have to take accountability so that you will know whose responsiblity it is to change it. Yes, you are responsible for your life and how you live it by confronting the enemy with-in. That enemy is you my friend. You are the driver, the pilot to all the crashes in your life.
The Message (MSG)
14-17Work at getting along with each other and with God. Otherwise you’ll never get so much as a glimpse of God. Make sure no one gets left out of God’s generosity. Keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time. Watch out for the Esau syndrome: trading away God’s lifelong gift in order to satisfy a short-term appetite. You well know how Esau later regretted that impulsive act and wanted God’s blessing—but by then it was too late, tears or no tears.
GOD IS LOVE, LOVE CONQUERS ALL…