The Devil Made You Do It My BEEP

People watching is a hobby of mine. Don’t let that stir a panic in you.  I’m not a weirdo or a stalker.  I just enjoy the human race.  What they say, what they don’t say, the color of their eyes, the length of their hair, how confident they are by the way they carry themselves, how nervous they are because they lack said confidence. Not only do I like do sit and watch, I also like to sit and listen.  I’ve grown a lot in my 30’s.  So much so that instead of monopolizing a conversation, I actually enjoy listening to others more.  No matter their age, demographic or intellect.  I believe I can learn something from everyone…good or bad.  In all of this, one of the things that I’ve learned about people is that some people are broken and some people are not.  Allow me to unpack this for you. Broken people don’t focus on the sins and issues of others.  No, they are so aware of their need for a Savior that they work on themselves.  Broken people don’t demand their rights.  No, they often lay them down.  Broken people don’t dodge responsibility for their actions.  No, they are fully willing to accept the consequences of their sin. I’ve heard more stories than I care to relate to you about people who can’t or won’t take responsibility for what they’ve done.  They play the blame game and run like h*** until they are far from the situation.  If you’ve fallen into sin, own it.  Even if you feel like you did something because of someone or because that someone didn’t meet your needs. Newsflash:  You sinned.  You made the choice to sin.  You need to make it right.  No matter what anyone else did first.  You are still responsible for you! Period. Any questions?

5 thoughts on “The Devil Made You Do It My BEEP

  1. Amen! this is awesome and I love what you said about ” You made the choice to sin, I am responsible to make it right, even though that is one of the hardest things for me to do I always will apologize if I messed up with someone else. I believe this keeps me humble. I enjoy people watching as you can tell a lot about a person who walks by. God usually lays on my heart to pray for someone. 🙂

  2. This is a great post. I have to admit, I struggle with this. I am the one who has a hard time accepting responsibility…because of my pride. If I offend someone completely on my own without their involvement at all, I can take responsibility. But when I offend someone and they aren’t completely innocent, I struggle. The Lord is working on my heart with this issue. It’s slow coming, but it’s coming. Pride is a generational sin passed down to me that I just realized I have in the past year so it’s something I daily battle. Man, it’s a doozy too. Habits and thought patterns that are ingrained in me from childhood are HARD to break. But God is bigger than the one who is in the world, right?!

  3. I absolutely love this post. I have certainly known both types. In reading your definition of a broken person I realized that I am one. And although I’m not proud to have reason to be the broken person, I’m pretty sure I’d rather be that than the alternative.

  4. Incredible! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a completely different topic but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Outstanding choice of colors!

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