Friday: 9th November, 2018
Reference text: 1 Corinthians 3:9-11,16
1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
When things happen, we can come up with excuses to pass the buck and shift the blame onto others, especially if we played no part in the eventual outcome. The many things that happened before we were born or while we are still trying to our feet may well have been outside and beyond our control. However, what happens from this moment on, has everything to do with us.
My dear, you can no longer play the blame game where you try to find others to shoulder the burden associated with the decisions you make. Simply put, from now, the choices and decisions you make for the most part, will carve out the path ahead of you. That is the message emphasised by Saint Paul in the text. He accepts the fact that the foundations were laid by him, but he is quick to mention that each one must then be responsible for what they build on that foundation.
A weak foundation may be unable to sustain any edifice we put on it, but a firm and sure foundation that is built with Christ as the corner stone, is one that is meant to last. We can therefore concentrate solely on what we put on that foundation because in that regard, each of us, is his own architect. We need to learn to bear some responsibility for what we do because if we have no sense of self accountability, we will permanently live blaming others.
However, let us not get caught up in a cycle of self condemnation because that is a no go area.
Remember # there is a line between accountability and self-blame: don’t miss it