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Stop Blaming

Wesley Overhults

Pointing Finger as85589315Looking at the world and laying blame for its problems is easy. We see the blame game played almost everywhere we go—among our families, our friends, our leaders. Instead of trying to fix the problems in the world, we spend our time trying to decide who’s to blame for them. Both sides think the other side is wrong. We pass around guilt because we don’t want to bear the responsibility. We can’t admit that maybe we’re at fault. Telling ourselves that someone else is to blame for all our troubles is much easier. Yet, fighting about who is wrong doesn’t get us anywhere. It only wastes time and halts any progress we could make toward a solution.

In the end, what matters is not who is to blame but whether we are willing to recognize the problem and move toward a solution. Will you be the one to stop blaming and to start working toward reconciliation?

—from devozine (July/August 2016). Copyright © 2016 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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