Complainers are blamers. Complainers don’t take responsibility. It’s always someone else’s fault.
People who step up and take responsibility never complain. They don’t have time to blame anyone. They are too busy fixing things or making things happen.
Playing the blame game is a waste of time. By the time you figure out who to blame a responsible person could have fixed the problem already.
The Paradox of Blessings
Everyone wants to receive blessings. Blessings are the same as wishes on a star, but they come from God. To receive a blessing you have to ask Him first.
God usually says, “OK, take responsibility for . . . this.”
You say, “What? Where’s my blessing?”
Like He didn’t hear you, He repeats, “Take responsibility for . . . this.”
Eventually you say, “Yes,” because He’s God, and your conscience agrees with Him. It’s only after taking responsibility for God’s assignment that you realize, “Hey! I’ve been really blessed by this responsibility.” (He’s tricky that way.)
Then you feel this awesome gratitude.
So way back in the beginning (Genesis) God gave the first man and woman three awesome blessings. To be fruitful (mature, responsible and loving sons & daughters). multiply (create wonderful families full of amazing and awesome love), and have dominion over all things on Earth (loving, caring peaceful dominion).
The God does something weird, He asks them to be responsible, not to eat that fruit (before it’s ripe). But something goes wrong, and they eat that forbidden fruit (before it is ripe). Suddenly everyone is pointing fingers and blaming each other. The man, the woman and the serpent. Instead of the three wonderful blessings, they received three curses. And humanity has been pointing fingers and blaming each other ever since.
It’s not a failure to communicate, it’s a failure to take responsibility.
Something failed? Someone didn’t take responsibility.
Remember what I said about blaming others being a big waste of time? We have wasted 6,000 years or more on the blame game, and we are still no closer to God’s world of blessings and love than when we started.
God still has those three awesome blessings wrapped up and ready to give to us. We just have to ask for His blessings, and take responsibility for our lives and for each other.
Stop wasting time on blame. Ask for your blessings. Take responsibility. I dare you.
God will bless you.