“The man said, ‘The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate.’ Then the Lord said to the woman, ‘What is this you have done?’ And the woman said, ‘The serpent deceived me, and I ate.'” Genesis 3:12-13 (NASB)
“We have 40 million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.” – Rudyard Kipling
The practice of blaming someone else is certainly not confined to our present generation. It has been true through the ages as far back as Adam and Eve. Paul had to remind Titus of this very thing, telling him “to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men. For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures…” Titus 3:2-3 (NASB). Some people go through life blaming others for their failure to attain their aspirations, always talking about the other fellow’s lucky breaks. Perhaps this attitude is a result of an opposing spirit within ourselves.
“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” – Jim Rohn