I’ll never forget when our kids were much younger, one of them running into our bedroom on a Saturday morning while we were sleeping and saying, “Dad, someone wet my bed”! I said, “What?” “Someone wet my bed”. I said, “Well, no-one’s been in your bed but you; it must have been you”. “No, no, it must have been somebody else, it wasn’t me!”
Isn’t it amazing how we tend to rationalise and justify ourselves so quickly and then blame other people for what’s happening in our world? I guess this goes way back to Adam. When Adam sinned, God came and said, “Adam, what have you done?” Adam blamed Eve. Eve then blamed the serpent and of course the serpent didn’t have a leg to stand on, but that’s an old joke!
It’s so easy for us to look at things happening in our world and blame someone else for them rather than taking personal responsibility. You can’t control what happens to you and what other people will do, but you can control your responses to those things. Imagine the difference if each one of us would simply take responsibility for our lives.
Responsibility … Think about it.