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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Put the blame on...?


“You are always dragging me down,' said I to my Body. 'Dragging _you_ down!' replied my Body. 'Well I like that! Who taught me to like tobacco and alcohol? You, of course, with your idiotic adolescent idea of being "grown up". My palate loathed both at first: but you would have your way. Who put an end to all those angry and revengeful thoughts last night? Me, of course, by insisting on going to sleep. Who does his best to keep you from talking too much and eating too much by giving you dry throats and headaches and indigestion? Eh?' 'And what about sex?' said I. 'Yes, what about it?' retorted the Body. 'If you and your wretched imagination would leave me alone I'd give you no trouble. That's Soul all over; you give me orders and then blame me for carrying them out.” C.S Lewis
Now who are you going to put the blame on next? I can see the devil cowering in fear already, he knows he'll be accused next... lol, "Na devil"... typical response. 
You can put the blame on me...!!! source
Yes, he has a lot to answer for, but the truth is, he dangles the bait and it's your choice to take a bite or walk away from it.When you make the wrong choice, you have yourself to blame. The illusion that we can lay the blame on something outside of us is what keeps us going the wrong way, after all it isn't our fault...
(in the end though, the devil gets the victory for our downfall, and it's always a defeat for him when we resist his temptation. So even if he's not to blame for some of the choices we make, he still gets the credit cos all evil is of the devil)
To avoid playing the 'pass the blame around'  game, "...Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life." Proverbs 4:23 do this by heeding to what Paul said to the Philippians "...you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse." Philippians 4:8(msg)

6 comments:

  1. True word...a lot of us blame the devil, even for things that are under our control.

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  2. right on!!!
    Had a discussion about this with the sis. It is an "action----> repercussion" effect. You have to have committed an action first. Things dont just happen, you let them!

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  3. Too true. It's easier to blame the devil instead of being more responsible/accountable

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  4. the truth is, he dangles the bait and it's your choice to take a bite or walk away from it.When you make the wrong choice, you have yourself to blame.

    Wholeheartedly agreed.

    Great, great post. Words of wisdom.

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  5. We always like to pass the blame to without taking responsibility. Nice post

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