Who’s Fault Is It?

Zechariah Newman —  September 23, 2014 — 9 Comments

You don’t understand! No one will help me. They got lucky. These are all the thoughts I have had. Protecting and defending my choices and actions can be a full time job. Even my sin I can shove aside as a generational curse or wounds of another. I have no responsibility for my actions. I am a victim to the failures and sins of others.

It is so easy to blame circumstances outside of my control for my lot in life. Blame for me is not hard to find and I have played the victim more than I would like to admit.


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As I write this with tears in my eyes, I am amazed at how I have let my flesh and Satan distract me from God’s purpose. I have been so busy squabbling for scraps that I don’t even look at what I can do! Today no matter what circumstances arise, no matter where we are, we can do something.

If we don’t take responsibility how can we change?

If we don’t admit that we picked it up, how can we put it down?

If we don’t recognize ourselves as a sinner how can we be saved?

2 Corinthians 12:9 states, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.'”

Failures, setbacks and challenges are real. Generational sin and wounds from others affect us, but you and I have a choice to stand and say, “Jesus I need you! Change Me!” Only when we take responsibility for failures, can we have the power through Christ to change. So this week walk in boldness. Be a warrior for Him by being weak and in need of a Savior. Do what you can and give what you can’t to Him. Be blessed on your journey.

How can you take more responsibility?

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  • Excellent post. It is our responsibility to take the gifts God gave us and advance His kingdom. Blaming others will hold you hostage from living out your God-designed vision. Thanks for the wake up call.

  • Took me a few years to learn this lesson – I still have to work at living it out. Today is a great day to do what I can with what I have. My focus needs to be on what I do have, not on what I don’t

    • Jon you and me both:) Thanks for adding value to the conversation. I appreciate you my brother.

  • Personal responsibility and ownership are key. it’s a true sign of maturity. And I’m thankful for the grace and mercy of God when I fall short:)

    • Yes it is Dan. I wish I could say I am mature all the time:) So thankful for God’s mercy and that it is new every morning.

  • I’m working on a post for a few weeks from now on this topic. I think it’s vital that Christians begin looking at their own lives, having Christ reveal to them areas that they need His help and grace in order for the Body of Christ to mature. The world we live in gives us plenty of practice justifying our emotions and failures, but it’s only through the Word of God that we can overcome the status quo and live the abundant life (John 10:10),
    Great post.