Are you one of those people who needs someone to blame? When something goes “wrong” does your mind start racing looking for “who’s the cause of your disappointment”? Do you think, ” Why me?” Well have you ever thought, ” Why not me?” What makes so many of us think that we are so special that only what we think “should” happen in our lives is what “should be”? It trips me out that so many of us feel like victims of our experiences. What will it take to accept that as long as we believe that what we’re experiencing is someone else’s fault, our liberation is in their hands?
So, when we blame the Devil, our lives and our liberation are in the Devil’s hands. How sad is that? Is that the way you want to live? Well, if you’re one of those people who always says, ” That’s nothing but the Devil,” or some equivalent every time life shows up differently than you expected, then that’s exactly how you’re living. Why would those of us who say we have faith in the Supreme, CHOOSE to make a devil our spiritual warden? What do we get out of it? And if we want to hold on to the lie that we’re not getting anything out of it, then just leave this blog. This post will be a waste of your time. We always get something out of blame. That’s why we do it. So if you want to keep living your life that way, why not have gratitude for those we blame, because without them, most of us will never have any sense of our innocence. So thank God for the Devil!!!
Yeah I said it! ” Thank God for the Devil!” We might as well, because the Devil is doing many of us the favor of taking the blame for our hypocrisy and our spiritual and mental laziness. With the Devil and “his” subcontractors, we get to be jerks and innocent at the same time. Without the Devil or some other entity to blame, we actually have to strive harder to practice what we preach or even worse we will have to seek to live like Christ who didn’t make excuses. So the next time you’re getting ready to blame the Devil or anyone else, why not do it with a smile?
Of course, I’m being somewhat facetious. I’m trying to call into our consciousness, the Job (from the Hebrew Bible) aspect in all of us– that part that thinks “Why me?” I’m doing this because, I’m aware that our resistance to life’s challenges and our tendency to blame others actually limits ourselves and God’s Way of revealing the Light of Being to us. Christ never blamed the Devil or anyone. He just spoke some Truth, quoted scripture, gave a good story, said, “Get thee behind me Satan” or, stood there in silence. To blame the Devil or anyone is to deny God’s Power in our lives. If we do that, the fact is that in those moments we are not following Christ or any Truth. We are going in the opposite direction of Christ. We’re living Anti-. Sorry to be the one to tell us this.
And I know some of you have all kinds of proofs and stories about why your interpretation of life is not “your fault” and I know “blaming the victim” is “wrong”. But I’m saying this from the position of someone who also has proofs and stories. And I am here to tell you that the proofs and stories only weaken our ability to receive the gift of Life God is and has given to us. Yes there are things in life that are less than awesome, but no single experience is the whole story. God’s story of who we are is greater than our story of ourselves. God’s story is a Life story and is one of victory. Any lesser story that we tell ourselves or give others the power to tell for us by blaming them for how we interpret our experiences is a death story. In other words, it’s a Lie.
Hear now these words from 1 John:
14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death. 15 Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.
16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
19 This is how we know that we belong to the Truth and how we set our hearts at rest in God’s presence: 20 If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and God knows everything. 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God 22 and receive from the Supreme anything we ask, because we keep Love’s commands and do what pleases God. 23 And this is command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 24 The one who keeps God’s commands lives in wholly communion with God. And this is how we know that God lives in us: We know it by the Spirit of Life given to us.
If we live with the eternal Spirit of Life who can separate us from God?
Romans 8:37-39 New King James Version (NKJV)
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Christ who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is [witnessed] in Christ.
I think it’s obvious how I interpret this. If you don’t like it, feel free to blame me. I’ll try to be responsible with the power you give me over you.
All this is said in love. I know dropping blame isn’t easy for everyone. I’m not trying to be insensitive and only have intentions to put empowerment out there. If this is difficult for anyone, feel free to reach out. We can work on helping you receive the power you were conceived in. It’s All in there.