I BLAME YOU!
United Kingdom for the second time in three years had to go to the election polls on the 12th December 2019 and some unsettling situations happened which taught me a lot of lessons. I will like to share one of such lesson with you today.
A lot of upset happened during the election results announcement, mainly because some traditional behaviours were changed. Areas that used to vote for a certain party changed their pattern and voted for another. The above led to over 100 Members of Parliament (MPs) losing their seats.
Amongst many things, losing a seat means losing a well-paid job for the MP. They earn in excess of £70k per annum. The loss of seat therefore, though political, was also personal. A lot of those who lost their seats were terribly upset and resorted to ‘Blame game’ and ‘Finger pointing.’
The finger pointing from MPs was towards the opposition party leader; who partially took responsibility for the loss of seats of his team and then blamed the press for how he was projected during the campaign. So, the blame was passed by the leader to another ‘person’ or organisation.
Blame is a sad but real attitude that many have whenever we are thinking of the things that haven’t gone right in our lives and it didn’t start from the MPs, the opposition leader or yourself; it started in the Garden of Eden. It is part of human nature and something you need to fight against if you plan to take move forward successfully in life.
The first family when they sinned blamed others; Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the serpent…I guess if the serpent was allowed to speak, it probably would have blamed God (Genesis 3:12-13)!
However, the bible urges us not to blame or judge but to take responsibility and adjust accordingly. See the scripture for the day:
‘Therefore, you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges (blames). For in passing judgement (blame) on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things.’ Romans 2:1
When you review your life or actions this year, do not be quick to pass the blame of non-achievements on to others, but take personal responsibility for events in and around your life. Ask yourself the candid question of; where did it go wrong? What did I not do right and how can it be changed in future for a better result?
The blame game is a pointless game so do not engage in it.
God is on your side!