God has started dealing with me over my unrealized setting up of others for the blaming of my shortfalls. A good example is, me asking my wife to remind me of something that needs to be done or telling her not to let me forget something. I have subconsciously set her up to be responsible for my forgetfulness and when it doesn’t get done, it’s her fault for not reminding me. I remain innocent and blameless in my mind’s eye because she failed to do what I asked. What a crock! How unfair and irresponsible can a person become when their mind is bridled with egotistical pride and filled with the lust of self! God took me to His truth in Galatians 6:5 (NLT), For we are each responsible for our own conduct.
Even though I had convinced myself for a large part of my life that someone else was to blame for my short performances, and even though I felt my excuses to be worthy and acceptable, God knew the truth. I was in control, living a life of good, and blameless before God or so I convinced myself to believe. I have made this statement many times over the past 25 years, and I’ll share it now. Whenever God and I are alone together, there is only one fool in attendance and it ain’t God! He knows me, past, present, and future. I can’t think of a thought He doesn’t know before I think it and yet I was gullible enough to think I could fool Him, because Satan, had, fooled, me. Like I said one fool was present between the two of us. God inspired Paul The Apostle to write in Galatians 6:7-8 (NLT), 7 Don’t be misled, you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. 8 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.
Sadly, the blind can’t see, the deaf can’t hear, and the prideful will do neither. Pride is all about self-willed perfection that only the recipient is entranced to see, while under the influence of Satan’s demonic dominion. For quite a few years, I lived an open willful life under demonic control and didn’t care who knew it until I came into the light of Jesus, and He helped me to put the old me to death. However, those demonic forces don’t just fall off, we have to outgrow them. This could be likened to a human catching a virus, the germ can be destroyed but the side effects that linger must be dealt with. Some of the effects go quickly, while others take more time, and some simply go unnoticed. However, there is always a time of discovery when the unnoticed becomes obvious and has to be dealt with. This is where God has me today, my blame-shifting has been brought into God’s light and I am faced with dealing with it. God is my perfector, and He is guiding me through this process of correcting this demonic habit of blame transference.
God just dropped this into my spirit, and I want to share it with you. Men say, “get a life,” whereas, God says, “give a life!” Stop dragging people into your responsibilities and stop holding them accountable for your shortfalls. I am responsible for myself, my actions, and moreover my inactions, to do the right thing. God is not going to judge those people I asked to remind me to do something because it is not their responsibility to live my life, they have their own. Having said all this, it is appropriate and honorable, to help each other as we walk through this world with God. This is why Paul penned in Galatians 6:9 (NLT), So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. We all simply need to ask God to make us aware of our burdening others with the responsibilities of things that God has specifically put before us to accomplish. In searching out our motives we may find that we fall short in obedience because we’ve become short-sighted in God’s word!
Father God, I humble myself before you today asking for your forgiveness as I repent of this blame transference and ask a special blessing on my wife to whom I have unjustly passed the buck too many times. I ask you Lord to soften the hearts and open the minds of all who read this to have you examine their lives and motives to discover any unrealized side effects of demonic dominion. Your Word warns us in 2 Timothy 3:1-4 (NLT), 3 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. Open our eyes, Lord, that we will understand Galatians 6:10 (NLT), Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone, especially to those in the family of faith. Amen.
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