The Blame Game

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. (James 1:14) 
When questioned by God in the garden, Adam demonstrated a common response to sin: he redirected the sin (Genesis 3:12). He tried to say that Eve was responsible for his act of rebellion. How often we will employ this tactic today — accusing others instead of admitting our need for The Lord’s forgiveness.
At the root of this, of course, is our guilt over our wrongdoings and desire to protect ourselves from punishment. In desperation we attempt to blame whoever is readily accessible. But this only keeps us imprisoned in our transgressions.
Friend, you cannot be forced to sin — and you cannot fool God. Yes, another person may create the circumstances that make it easier for you to stray, but ultimately, how you react is your responsibility. As Jesus did, you can always choose to respond in a godly manner because His Holy Spirit dwells within you.
So today, instead of playing the blame game, confess your sins to Him. He stands ready to forgive you and will lead you to freedom when you admit your need.
Lord, thank you for not condemning me, but leading me to truth and freedom, amen.
When I read this devotion it jumped off the page at me and I knew it had to be shared. I pray it speaks into you, blesses you and causes you to reevaluate how you react to admitting your need for The Lord’s forgiveness.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!