He Made Me Do It!

He Made Me Do It!

As a child, I thought it a convenient way to evade responsibility by blaming my brother for wetting myself. “He made me do it,” was my excuse. My subterfuge truth, which compelled me to own up to my actions never fooled my wise mother.

We are no longer children and yet struggle with the same notion. Instead of charging my brother, I now resort to charging God. Our adolescent view is a distorted interpretation of Deity. That rebellious spirit of ours emboldens us to sunbathe without sunscreen and then hold God responsible when we get skin cancer. We sling accusations of impotence when an answer to prayer doesn’t appear within the time allotted. In abandoning God for other pursuits, we try to punish Him for not getting the job done. We want the freedom to choose without negative results for ourselves, but expect God to force others to change in answer to our prayer. “We” want to be the decision maker and God to be the performer.

Allow me to repeat what I have said earlier: there are two roads to follow. One displays the love of the Father, and the other evil. No matter how much we want a way of our own making, our words, actions, and what we think of God, in reality, decide our outcome. God offers life, and the devil plots destruction. Only God can give life, light, and the liberty that comes from forgiveness. Every other pursuit brings bondage, darkness, and death. If we look for peace and joy outside Jesus, we will be bitterly disappointed.

Revelation 1:7 says, “Look, he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, “and all peoples on earth will mourn because of him.

“So shall it be! Amen.

Why will they mourn? Because they realize their foolish choices and stubborn hearts cost them eternity. They refused the gift of life for the enemy’s lie, and now, instead of taking responsibility earlier, they face the results of their choice.

 

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