I Kings 14:7 Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince over my people Israel, 8 And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes;
It was God that raised up Jeroboam and made him the king over Israel. God gave him the position. Notice God in His sovereignty made Jeroboam king.
However Jeroboam in his self willed and rebellious state was not like David. He wouldn’t keep the commandments. He wouldn’t follow with his whole heart. He chose to live life his way. He chose to do the things that pleased himself and not God.
Now God is bringing judgment on him. He can’t blame God. God had been good to him. He chose to rebel. He chose not to do what God wanted him to do.
That is the way it is in our lives. God does make many choices in our lives but we also choose to honor Him or ourselves. The consequences of our decisions can’t be blamed on God!