The Blame Game - The Warrior's Journey®

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The man said, “The woman you put here with me–she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” Genesis 3:12 (NIV)

The character of a leader is tested when things go wrong.

The first test for the human race occurred when God placed Adam in the Garden of Eden and told him to take care of it. He also told Adam that he was free to eat from any tree in the garden, but not from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Disobedience would mean sure death.

You know the story. The serpent (Devil) enticed Eve, Adam’s wife, to eat the fruit from the forbidden tree. She ate and so did Adam. When God confronted the man about his sin, Adam immediately shifted blame to his wife.

Think about society today. How many times have you observed someone caught in sin try to blame someone or something else instead of simply taking personal responsibility for wrongdoing?

No leader is perfect, but every leader can choose to be a person of character.

How about you? When you or your organization falls short, do you step up and accept the blame?

The content of this Devotional comes from “Daily Strength for the Battle (You, God’s Word, 5 Minutes): Volume 6 Developing the Leader in You” (2020) and is copyrighted by Scott and Judy McChrystal. Used with permission.

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