Most of the time folks try to place the blame for any difficulty on someone else, or at least distance themselves from it as much as possible. Doug Larson wrote this about placing blame, "The reason people blame things on the previous generations is that there is only one other choice!"
Think about that a minute ...
Now on the other side of things, there is the optimist's view that we all make mistakes. Some folks like to remind you, by way of encouragement, that "Today is the first day of the rest of your life." One pessimist fellow had an answer for that when he said, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life, but so was yesterday and look how you messed that up!"
So having said all of that, perhaps the question is, "How do we go on with our daily living knowing we are bound to mess up sometime?"
First, we simply can deny that we mess up. I had a discussion with a young preacher one time that told me, "I have been saved and I never sin." I asked him to explain to me the old apostle John's words:
"If we say we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and refusing to accept the truth. But if we confess our sins to him [God], he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts" (1 John 1:8-10 NLT).
He read the verses — perhaps for the first time — and responded, "I don't know what it means, but it doesn't mean what it says!" Hmmm, admission of sin and confession to God, sounds like it might work!
God's word does offer the solution to getting the blame — the guilt of our sin — taken away. Spend some time reading what Paul says in Romans chapter 6 and see if God speaks to you about how to be free from the burden of blame and of sin. Notice especially those first few verses (Romans 6:1-14).
Ultimately, where do we place the blame? Firmly on our own shoulders!
But the Good News is that God can take it off our shoulders in Christ, and longs to give us forgiveness and comfort!