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Summary: Many of us love to blame the platform for the shoddy performance!

Cut the blaming game

Exodus 32:24 And I said to them, 'Whoever has any gold, let them break it off.' So they gave it to me, and I cast it into the fire, and this calf came out."

World # 1 Tennis king Novak Djokovic after he recently lost to Rafael Nadal fumed and lamented: ‘the court was too dry and slippery, making smooth movement across the surface too difficult….’

• If it’s an accident, we blame the brakes

• If it’s a marriage failure, we blame it on the other party

• If it’s a problem at work spot, we point our guns at the boss

• If the church is dwindling, we blame it on the congregation

Many of us love to blame the platform for the shoddy performance! Time to turn the torch on you! Are you there? Someone said ”A man may fall many times but he won't be a failure until he says someone pushed him.”

Don’t we love to blame others like Aaron and point the fingers at the people rather than accept our impulsive and wicked ways? Golden calf do not come out on their own – unless someone has made it! I am speaking to someone out there! Adulterous relationship does not pop up overnight, it’s a meticulous product of several days of lusting, pondering, imagining, planning, hatching and then executing. Foraying into forbidden territories would bring disaster! You don’t get fired from your job for no reason – somewhere you have allowed yourself to stray.

Stop blaming your family for your loss and failure, take a thorough search of your life and through the Word of God analyze your life and accept the pitfalls. Let us never gripe and complain during times of adversity, instead let us roll over our past life before our eyes and search if we have lived right before the eyes of God. Time to consider our ways! Stop complaining why, why and why! God never makes mistakes! Let us spot sins and remove them. Let us work out ways to grow spiritually. I have heard men say, “I have no time to read the Bible.” If that is you, repent for the arrogance and humble yourself before God. Busy Bee you may be, but without God you would one day lose the glee in your life. Beware! Turn to Him before it is too late! The Lord says, Ezekiel 18:28 “Because he considers and turns away from all the transgressions which he committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die.”

Let us praise loudly and blame softly!

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