Rationalizing or Realizing – (Devotional)

Genesis 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

If there is one characteristic that goes all the way back to the first man and woman it is the tendency to look for a way to blame someone else for our own failures. Ever since this day, men and women have been going from problem to problem.

What people could correct and overcome in a matter of moments, they endure for years and decades believing that one day it will all work out, but until then, it must be someone else’s fault.

Now that Adam had a fallen nature, he seems to have rationalized to himself, “Surely there is judgment coming, so let me direct it away from me as fast as I can”.

While he was busy rationalizing, he should have been realizing that character goes a lot further than blaming others does!

What would have been the right response? Rather than playing the blame game, it would no doubt have been better for Adam to just admit, not only that he made the mistake, but that it was his mistake and not someone else’s.

Let us expect that God will respond much better than we think He will if we would just stop playing the blame game and start operating like He does!

-Bread in the Wilderness Devotional Readings

Published by Jason Fulmer

Jason Fulmer is a Pastor, Human Resources Professional, and Development Teacher. He currently operates two blogs: PastorFulmer.com, where he posts Bible-based development articles, and NextLevelLiving.blog, where he posts personal and professional development articles. His life's goal is to encourage men and women to go to THEIR next level of living and leading. He believes the best way to accomplish this goal is through Education and Example!

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