“I didn’t do it.”
“It wasn’t me.”
“It’s not my fault.”
One of my son’s favourite television shows is called: “I didn’t do it.” The show revolves around a group of teenagers who get into trouble and at the beginning of every show the teen declares, “I didn’t do it.” Then they flash back to the situation which got them into trouble in the first place. Although it is very humorous, the television show stimulated my thought process. Human beings are experts at the Blame Game for our ancestors have been playing it since the beginning of time, as it is recorded in the first book of Bible in Genesis chapter 3: The First Sin.
It was the woman’s fault. It was the serpent’s fault. It wasn’t me. I didn’t do it.
Blame is the easy way out. Blame is a childish response. Adam and Eve were childlike in their thinking. They were easy targets. They had life easy: food in abundance, shelter in the Garden of Eden and love and protection from God and His angels. Satan took advantage of that situation. God gave humans the gift of free will. Our ancestors chose their path. They did not listen to the voice of God and were led astray. As a result, the rest of the human race has been reliving their sin through the ages. “I didn’t do it. It wasn’t me. It was (insert name here).”
Our parents, our society, our friends, our children, our past make up the extensive list for the Blame Game. “If only” and “what if” also come into play upon dealing with the consequences. The truth is that responsibility is synonymous with our actions. Stop blaming everyone and everything for our misfortunes and start taking responsibility. It is a relief on the other hand to know that we are not responsible for other people’s reactions and actions. For the book of Revelation in the final chapter reminds us that God will reward each one according to his or her actions.
The Blame Game may appear to be an easier option to escape our problems, but the root of the problem still remains. Once the root exists the problem can grow. Deal with the root of the problem by accepting that the fault lies within. Acceptance allows for the release of the blame and is the first step towards the path of healing. Step away from the sport and games and follow your dreams and aspirations. The Blame Game is the only obstacle standing in your way.
“I did it.”
“It was me.”
“I take responsibility.”