Matthew 7:13-14 Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
As I wrote in yesterday’s blog we all are the sum total of our choices in life. Jesus said, “there are many who enter the broad way, the easy way, the comfortable way, the convient way, the way of no pressure,” the end of that way is destruction, failure, mediocrity, and no fruit for Jesus.
The sad thing about today’s culture is that many people who make poor choices in life and then experience the guaranteed results and consequences from those choices then blame others for their plight in life.
Wisdom is a big deal in the book of Proverbs, and it is clear that the pathway to greater wisdom is to learn from our poor choices, but the person who blames others for their life situations never learns and continues to make poor choices and continues to blame others for their rotten life.
A basic spiritual discipline is to examine our own life and confess all known sin to God. To confess a sin means to own it, I did it, I blame no one, it was me all the way. When we confess our bad choices in life God forgives us, the power of that sin to control our life is weakened, we experience the joy of a clear conscience, and we grow in wisdom.