People used to blame George W. Bush for everything. He was blamed him for the war(s), the struggling economy, natural disasters, gas prices, global warming, their high cholesterol, missing puzzle pieces, leaky faucets, always picking the slow line at Wal-mart, and just about everything else. This may be a slight exaggeration, but not by much.
The same thing is happening to Barack Obama. The blame has shifted from Bush to Obama and when Obama’s time as president is over it will shift to someone else. It’s a never-ending story minus Falkor, which good. That thing gives me the creeps.
Blaming others for our problems is personality flaw common to all of us. At least a little bit. And it’s a waste of time.
I’ve wasted time blaming people for the following things (plus a whole lot more):
Lack of friends.
A messy house.
Not making the middle school basketball team.
Being a picky eater.
Buying the wrong car.
Poor study habits.
And more sin.
And there are plenty more. It’s sad, really, to think of all the time wasted on blaming others. Things happen. People hurt you. You hurt people. Problems arise. Sometimes it is your fault. Sometimes others share the blame.
I can’t control all of the things that have happened to me in the past and I won’t be able to control the things that happen to me in the future.
But I can control how I react. Better than this, I can allow the Holy Spirit to control how I react.
I’m not as bad about blaming others as I used to be, but I can surely improve. You probably can, too.
Let’s quit wasting time. Life is too short. Let’s get on with it.
(What have you blamed others for? What do you think about that picture? Creepy? Cool? Share away!)