ASSUME PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY 1 John 1:9-10
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives. (v9-10)
some people are trapped in denial, afraid of what might happen if others found out the truth about them. But as long as they deny the past, they are never going to be set free from it.
Nobody can be set free from a problem until he is willing to admit he has a problem. An alcoholic or a drug addict or anyone who has lost control of his life is doomed to suffer until he is able to say, “I’ve got a problem, and I need help with it.” Rather than facing responsibility for our problems, we generally want to blame others. Unwillingness to face and accept personal responsibility is childish. Just as I had to face the truth and accept responsibility for my own actions in situations, each of us must face the truth about ourselves and assume the responsibility for our problems and their solutions.
Even though our problems may have been brought upon us because of something done to us against our will, we have no excuse for allowing them to persist or even grow and take control over our entire life. Our past experiences may have made us the way we are, but we don’t have to stay that way. We can take the initiative and start doing something to change things (Joyce Meyer)
PRAYER LINE: O God, quicken my faith until it becomes as tough and sturdy as that possessed by the men and women of Bible days. Help me never to be diverted from any course of action which is in harmony with Your perfect will. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
When the world says “Give up, hope whispers,” Try it one more Time.