Weight Loss God's Way: Day 13
Saturday, September 23, 2017
THE BLAME GAME
“It was the woman who you gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it.” ~ Genesis 3:12 NLT
“I’m only going to stand before God and give an account for my life, not for somebody else’s life. If I have a bad attitude, then I need to say there’s no point in me blaming you for what’s wrong in my life.” ~ Joyce Meyer
A close friend to excuse-making is the blame game. In this game, you lose no matter how well you play. The blame game sounds something like this: “My husband/wife does the shopping so I have no control of what food is in the house”; “It’s my genetics.” In this game, you are the poor victim and someone else is to blame for why you’re overweight. Like excuse-making, ending the blame game will require you to take 100 percent responsibility for your actions.
The habit of blaming can be seen since the beginning of time. When God asked Adam if he ate the fruit, Adam blamed it on the woman. Then when God asked Eve if she ate the forbidden fruit, she blamed it on the serpent. As the story plays out, we also learn a universal principle that every action will always have a consequence.
As we see in the Garden of Eden, the moment we blame someone else for our actions, we delay our success because we waste time focusing on the wrong problem; we doubt our own abilities to reach our goals; we divert our attention away from the real problem and deprive ourselves of the joy that God has for us. Follow God’s plan for your life by refusing to blame anyone or anything for your lack of results.
Today’s Health Challenge
Record the names of anyone who you blame for participating directly or indirectly in your not having the ideal health and weight. Take responsibility by apologizing to them today and tell them that effective immediately, you will take 100 percent responsibility for your health.
My Turn: TODAY'S HEALTH CHALLENGE
Except for the above, I have not really had the habit of blaming people for not achieving my goals but I am fond of blaming myself for eating too much, not exercising etc. I always beat myself up any time I fail.
I am using this opportunity to apologize to myself and take responsibility for my health. I can take 100% responsibility without the blame game. I love my life and I am determined to give it the best.
Father, forgive me for usurping my responsibility to You for my health and wellness. Excellent health is mine; energy and vitality are mine. I am designed to reach higher levels of health from victory to victory, glory to glory in the name of Jesus!