Surrender The Blame
One of the hardest things to resolve to as a human beings at times is admitting that we are wrong. Everyday, I seek to surrender my wrongdoings. I seek to let God take control of my thoughts and my attitude. It’s not an easy task. Do you know why? Because our “HUMAN” side can’t surrender to the fact that the word “I” is to blame for 95% of our problems. When we surrender OURSELVES to God we say “AMEN”.
Do you know what “AMEN” means in the GREEK? It means, I agree. When you confess to the Lord the daily issues that you face, when you surrender to the will of the Father, when you say “AMEN”, you are agreeing with God that you have an ISSUE or a PROBLEM in whatever area you have a problem in! It all starts with SURRENDERING the blame to God, and when you do that you are looking in the mirror and seeing your own s’I'n. You are seeing the part of you that is dirty, and I have some really really really good news! The sin and the PRICE has all been paid for through HIS GRACE!
Some people love to push their problems, and blame others for what they know in their own hearts is wrong this is what you would call DISPLACEMENT, but when we surrender it all to God, there’s no DISPLACEMENT. There only TWO PEOPLE
that are dealing with the ONE ISSUE, and those two people are YOU, and the Holy Spirit! So let’s start by admitting, and agreeing with the Lord God Almighty that the issue is YOURS. You have to start by saying “I am an alcoholic” or “I am addicted to…..” or “I did THIS”, or “I can’t stop doing this”. You can’t keep standing their saying “SO AND SO made me like this”. You need to take ownership of the issue. That’s true character.
Now… once you surrender the blame to God and take ownership of the sin, it’s time to receive the GRACE that He gave, and wash yourself clean. Take a look at Daniel 9:13. It’s time to seek the Truth of God. ”Find the favor of God by turning from our sins, and seeking His truth. Living up to the TRUTH of the Holy Spirit. ” Repent, turn the other direction, admit and agree with God that you have the issue, and now let’s go a little farther and look at 1 john 1:9 to receive His forgiveness. ”He will purify us from all unrighteousness”. What’s so neat about that verse is not only does he FORGIVE IMMEDIATELY, but He now PURIFIES us from the UNRIGHTEOUSNESS! He is going to turn you from it! He FREES you and turns you from it. Do you know why HE does that? BECAUSE… YOU CAN’T! That’s the beauty of surrender! I grew up with the term “God helps those who help themselves”. I used to always tell that to my wife, and she would always get mad at me, and tell me… that’s NOT what God’s Word says. I never believed her, I always said, you need to DO IT, and DO IT right NOW! You are the maker of your own Destiny! Well… that’s far from the truth of God’s Word. You see, I had to learn the hard way. God only helps those who CAN’T help themselves, and NOBODY can help themselves! So when we surrender the blame we are agreeing with God that it’s our issue, and then we receive HIS GRACE to wash away the sin, and allow HIM to clean us for the unrighteousness. Don’t do it in your own strength because your own strength will never last. If you’ve done this with honest surrender, it will last an eternity.
Now, I’m not saying you’ll never ever fall to sin again, but I’m saying that you will move farther and farther from it the more you practice this.
May the PEACE JOY and Love of Jesus Christ be with you today, and everyday!
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There’s “Ain’t” nothin’ you can’t do without HIM!