Pointing the Finger
A tiny story from the new book Creatures Called Stories:
"But they made me" she said, pointing at them.
"Did they?" The Creator asked.
We all do it.
When we've made a mistake we point the finger. When we've fallen short we blame.
We say, "That person, or that thing, right over there. That's what made me do it." Even (or especially) when we sin.
It's the human flaw.
Something that's been with us throughout history. Even through the stories of the scriptures.
Adam blames Eve. The Israelites blame each other (many times). The disciples point at the people.
We are the same. And in the process, we are so busy trying to figure out how we can rationalize our actions, that we forget Who we came from in the first place. the blinders of humanity. Sin trying to covering up with sin.
We think by using our intelligence and pride, we can show our strength by laying out why that certain thing we did that we aren't exactly proud of happened.
But it's when we own up to our mistakes, that true strength comes. It's when we humble ourselves before the one Who made us and admit it. It's when we truly ask for forgiveness and try to turn the other way from what we've done.
The good news is, God didn't just create you. He's still right here to listen and lift. Always.
This is the reason I wrote this tiny story for the book, Creatures Called Stories.
May you be reminded that God is here for you when you fall. Not to point out your misdeeds, but to take them from you, when you are willing to truly face them and give them.
2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”