What is our first reaction when we are blamed for doing wrong? Mistakes are seldom led by a sole cause. As a Christian with a sinful nature, even if I admitted the mistake with humility, I would try to identify factors out of my control to justify my innocence. It is like: “I was late because of a traffic accident on the highway” or “I hit someone because he humiliated me”…. Undoubtedly, many causes are uncontrollable. We could not foresee the traffic accident or do anything to stop people’s humiliation. Though it is like finding an excuse that makes us feel better when we are blamed, we can gain wisdom through an objective review of the mistake. It is not to evade responsibility but to accumulate wisdom and avoid uncontrollable causes. “The Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” – Genesis 3:13.” The woman could not control the snake to stop its temptation, but we can draw wisdom from the story and avoid the temptation. Jesus also taught us not to pray for the courage to confront temptation but “lead us not into temptation – Matthew 6:13.” Take the challenges within our ability; Keep away from the obstacles out of our control.