The Blame Game

So I bet you’re wondering what I’m talking about right??

In Genesis 3:12-13 “ Then the man said, “The women whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” 

And the Lord God said the to the women, “ What is this you have done?” 

The women said, “ The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

So think of it like this….

Snake = Sin (in your life)

God = The voice in your head telling you not to eat of the tree (not to commit the sin)

 In verses 12 & 13 Adam and Eve begin playing the blame game. Instead of Adam taking full responsibility and owning up to his mistake, he begins to blame Eve and then instead of Eve taking responsibility for her mistake she begins to blame the snake for giving her the fruit. Thing is God told both Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of good and evil. So they were both responsible for the decisions they both made. When we sin we try to hide because we know we were in the wrong or we were doing something we weren’t supposed to be doing.

Just like when a child breaks something, their immediate reaction is to blame their sibling instead of taking responsibility for their mistake. The child knew you told them to stop running around the house, so therefore they felt the need to hide behind their mistake knowing they were in the wrong.

You’re wondering how does this apply to my life? 

When we often commit sin in our lives, we choose to blame things or people for our mistakes. Instead of taking full responsibility for them. Before we get ready to sin, I feel as if God always gives us a way out. We sometimes listen to that little voice and sometimes we choose to the very sin we are told not to do. Sometimes at that very moment the pleasure that sin gives you seems worth it. But the truth is, that feeling that sin gives you, only last for moment and soon after you begin to have deep regrets about it. 

So is sin truly worth it??

The answer is NO!! The sin in our lives should never have a louder voice than God. The only way to hear God’s voice and have it become louder over your sin, all comes down to which spirit your feeding the most. If you’re wanting to hear God’s voice, you are going to need to make some changes in your life. Starting with spending more time in the word and with God, so you’re feeding the holy spirit.

As we start the week, ask yourself this question each day.  Is sin really worth it? The only way you will continue to learn and grow in Christ is to find out those problem areas in your life and to begin to work on them. You are not alone, we are all faced with sin but learning to listen to God’s voice above all else really makes the difference in our lives.

Self Reflection :

What problem areas do I have in my life?

What can I do to begin to work on those problem areas?

Photo Credit: Rob Strok

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