And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. (James 1:13, 14 NLT)
I was just tweeting this verse because I thought it was challenging. When it occurred to me I should say something about it also. For many people it is easier to blame God or others when they make poor choices but what if you actually had to take responsibility for your own actions. How different would the world be if people actually took responsibility for their own actions? How different would we behave if we could no longer blame drink or someone else for our own choices? Would you make the same choices if you knew it would all be on you? I think if actually I had to honestly take responsibility for everything I might think twice!