That woman, the one you gave me, gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it. -Genesis 3:12 GW
The blame game is the oldest one around. The first time we see it, Adam blamed Eve and ultimately he tried to blame God! It’s almost humorous to think of blaming God, and yet we’ve all done it at one time or another.
Things such as fear of rejection or consequences can drive you to disown mistakes or poor choices and play the blame game. The truth is blaming generally serves to makes things worse; it makes you look small while creating distrust and dissention. Making mistakes are an inevitable part of life; it’s what you do afterwards that reveals character and gives you the ability to transform the situation. Sincerity and humility go a long way toward bringing restoration. Once you come clean, you’ll be in a position to remedy the situation. When handled properly, you can stand out in a positive way.
Mistakes are opportunities to learn and grow so you can determine what changes can be made to prevent the same thing from happening again. You can move forward in a healthy way by committing to leave things better than they were before. Many times people have been brought together in a unique way through adverse circumstances and it can be a turning point for good when you end the blame game.
- Ask God to give you the courage to come clean, so you can turn things around and not get caught up in the blame game.
- Pray for wisdom to move forward in a healthy way and leave things better than they were before, whenever you make a mistake.