God asked Adam why he ate the apple from the forbiden tree and his answer was, "...The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat." (Genisis 3:12)
All you have is your character. At the end of the day, are you happy with the choices you made and most importantly why you made them. While I was working out at the gym, I had a random conversation with an individual. The person started talking about a good sermon they heard from Creflo Dollar. Now I have seen this woman before but have never had a conversation with her so it was surprising that what we discussed was religious. She talked about how Pastor Creflo Dollar discussed owning up to your actions when you make mistakes. When you own up to the intent of your actions than you can really receive God’s mercy. You cannot receive it if you only ask for forgiveness. Sometimes we make mistakes and we pretend that we didn’t know why we did it or had no control. You should always be truthful to others and to yourself about why you did something. If you talk down to somebody then you should ask yourself why you did that.
There is a reason why we do certain things. Being honest is a virtue and honesty will allow you to face some character flaws that affect your relationships. At the top of the year I decided to write a friend and own up to all of the things I felt ended our friendship. It was really an eye opener when I was able to say, “yes I did it because I was scared and even though it was out of character I did it anyway." Writing the truth down and then reading it made me face my actions. I was saying I was a Christian, but my actions didn't reflect it. It made me look a little closer at myself. Adam cannot blame Eve for why he ate the apple because he was not forced. So why did he do it? Why did Eve eat the apple and share it with Adam? What was the real reason? Maybe Adam didn't want Eve to know more them him. Could it have been fear? Who knows? Whatever the reason you cannot blame others for your actions. All you have is your character, word, and actions.
At the end of the day can you handle the truth about why you did something? The real truth will set you free.