Pain & blame. Accountability & healing.

I was reading something on Facebook. I forgot what the original topic was about, but I found myself in the comment section as always, seeing what people had to say. I know that the post that the person put up wasn’t about God, but don’t you just love when He makes His way into people’s conversations? It’s a purpose for everything He does, thus, this post! 🙌🏾 So, there was a woman in the comments quoting scripture. She wasn’t doing anything wrong, she was simply quoting the Word of God… Why do so many people become pressed when hearing the truth, especially when it’s THE WORD! 🤦🏾‍♀️ Anyway, there was a couple of people being blasphemous, in response to the scripture, and one young lady that is not a believer, pretty much in her own words, quoted 2 Peter 3:4, I was like 😱… It wasn’t the first time I’d seen or heard someone do exactly what the Word said that people would do in the last days, but after she made that statement, she continued to say, in her words, “No god I want to serve would allow me to continue to suffer.” Now, the latter statement is what really caught my attention. My take away from her comment was this… She was hurting and oftentimes when we are hurting, we need someone to blame, especially when we haven’t healed properly. Let me just say this too, the God of the universe doesn’t cause suffering, the god of this world does, but it’s not all on the devil, people have options to do good or evil, which means our decisions are powerful. The only thing the enemy has the power to do is present people with an idea and it’s up to people to entertain the idea or ignore it, and many times the enemy present the idea or temp people in their weaknesses or when there’s a door open for him to creep his way into. James 1:14, “But each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.” Now lets talk about the blame game. This isn’t a surprise to me because most people who don’t have a relationship with God, do not understand Him, therefore they blame Him for the way that they or others use their free will, and even though God told us in the beginning that sin had consequences, people still go on sinning and blame Him for their outcome (consequences) as if He hasn’t given us fair warning. The blame game has been going on since Adam and Eve and it continues. Genesis 3:12-13, The man said, “The woman you put here with me–she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” Whew Chile, this cracks me up every time, because they sound like children who’ve done something bad but are trying to save their own behinds by blaming someone else, and guess what, that’s pretty much who they were and that’s exactly what they were doing. They were God’s children, they were disobedient and they knew there were consequences, so they tried to get out of those consequences by blaming everyone but themselves. Heck, Adam blamed Eve and God! 😅😂🤣 Adam said,  “The woman you put here with me–she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” Basically, Adam was like, You gave me this headache (woman) 🥴😂. Whew, that’s funny to me, chile. Lol but in all seriousness , I want to talk about the dangers of being unable to see past your pain, because that’s where this young lady on Facebook was speaking from. She, like the rest of us, has obviously had her share of heartaches and pain, struggles and shortcomings, and that’s all she sees or knows, because that’s where she chooses to focus. Yes, her pain is real. So is yours or mine, but again, the enemy preys on people’s weaknesses. So, if all you think about is pain, you make it easy access for the enemy to wreak destruction on your life. Pain invites bitterness (unforgiveness), and all kinds of wickedness follows. So, you just really have to be careful. You also have to be careful making things only about you. If all you see is your pain, that’s all you’re going to focus on. The world is hurting, it’s not only about her pain, my pain or your pain. It’s also about our healing, but we can’t help each other heal until we let God inside and stop blaming Him for what’s going wrong outside. When God lives on the inside, the outside is a non factor because we are still victorious and triumph over anything that comes against us. So, my good people. Let’s work on healing. The first step to healing is to take accountability for your actions (repent) and stop playing the blame game. Allow Jesus into your heart. He will forgive you and help you forgive yourself and others, so that you can move forward into your destiny and walk in purpose. Last but certainly not least, we must take wisdom along with us, so that our past is a lesson learned and not a lifetime struggle. Finally, to answer this young lady’s question (2 Peter 3:4), the answers are all there in the following scriptures. Jesus is coming back, He’s just giving us time to get it together. So, we must be ready and stay ready. Focus on Him and helping our fellow humans the best we can, and when we do fall short, take accountability for our actions, so that we can learn, grow and heal and be everything He has called us to be. ❤️ Reading suggestion : 2 Peter 3  New International Version

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