Ouch, talk about a guilt trip. That’s not the headline you wanted to read today. Why? Because everything was going great! or… maybe it wasn’t. Nevertheless, nobody wants it to be there fault. But it’s your life, right? We jump to take responsibility for the good things that happen, if it really is our life, why don’t we also claim responsibility for the bad things?
It just does. Not everything we do will make us or others feel good. Sometimes the cards are stacked against you, and sometimes you hit a wall. Can you help that? Maybe once in a while, but not every time. Life just hurts, it does. And as badly as we hate to admit it, the circumstances we fall into are a result of our actions and choices. Life doesn’t do things to us, we do things to it.
It’s Your Fault
Unapologetically I can say this of you, because it is also true of me, life is your fault. The Bible tells us that by one man’s disobedience, sin entered the world and death thereby; and death passed upon all mankind from that point. That means what you do matters, both for good and bad outcomes. You are the catalyst in your life that makes things happen.
What About God?
What about Him? He had to save you from something. He saved you for His self, but from yourself. If we were not the cause of our problems; if the nature of sin in us did not befoul and condemn our souls, we wouldn’t need a Savior. But we are and it does. This life, when it hurts, sadly is our fault. But God came to save us from that: the curse of ourselves, trapped in sin.
God can take the sting out of life. Whereas sin in your life is your fault, salvation is His.
As always, thanks for reading.
—the anonymous novelist