Introspection — what better way to start a week.
Question: Who do you blame for the pain in your life?
Pain is defined as “physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury.” Pain has a beginning. Does pain have an end? That’s an interesting question. I believe it does.
Blame takes away accountability. Just as denial cripples the person living in it — so does blame.
Blame is defined as “assigning responsibility for a fault or wrong.” And, that works just fine. Blame the person who hurt you — absolutely true. You can also blame the person for injecting the injury that caused your pain. But, to blame or hold another person accountable to remove your pain is kind of crazy making, isn’t it?
When I started holding myself accountable to rebuild my life, I changed. I had the courage to see that God had given me what I needed to move on. And, move on I have!
Who are you holding accountable for the pain in your life? Take the next step, own it, and begin repairing the damage.