Stop the Blame Game

Rev. Doral Pulley, pastor

BY REV. DORAL PULLEY

“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” Isaiah 45:7

When things are going well in our lives, we enjoy taking the credit for our hard work. Nevertheless, when things are not going so well in our lives, we are often tempted to blame others for our lack of success. Since our lives are a result of our thoughts and not someone else’s, it is important for us to take responsibility for our creation.

We must stop blaming others for our harvest and be accountable for the lives that we have created.   As long as we are pointing our fingers at someone else, we are not entering the process of creating a new life. As long as we are blaming others, we are not entering the silence. As long as we are blaming others, we are not thinking new thoughts. As long as we are blaming others, we are not speaking new words. As long as we are blaming others, we are not doing new deeds.

Our blame keeps us stuck with the same old harvest and living the same old life.  Stop blaming others and take responsibility for your life; it’s your creation. Others may have played a small part in the harvest of our lives, but ultimately it is our decision to choose life or to choose death (Deuteronomy 30:11-19).

It is our decision to choose good or evil. It is our decision to choose light or darkness. It is our decision to choose the highest and the best for all parties that are concerned or to think only of ourselves. It is our decision to choose from our hearts what is the right and the perfect or to settle for less than our heart’s desire (Psalm 37:4, Mark 11:24). Let’s not be like Adam who blamed Eve. Let’s not be like Eve who blamed the serpent (Genesis 3). Let’s be like God and take responsibility for our creation.

Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity Temple of Truth Church, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.

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