Thursday, December 20, 2007
I don't know. I guess it bugs me when people run around 'God-izing' everything negative which happens to them. You know, when they blame God for their own sins, mistakes and failures. (A tad like the sign I saw in a fix-it shop once: "A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on our part.")
I'm not sure how it is where you live, but around my house, it goes like this:
Most of the time, if we are in debt, it's because Tom and/or I made some lousy financial choices.
And mostly, if Tom and I aren't feeling close to God, it's because we're ignoring Him and spending no quality time with Him.
And if we're unhappy with where we are in Life, it's because--when God showed us where to go--we chose a whole other route.
And if Tom and I aren't getting along it's because one or both of us is acting selfish.
And if we're suffering in certain areas most likely it's because we're fighting God on the changes He wants to make inside us. And not just giving-in and dying to self, after which the suffering stops. (Ever seen a dead person sit up and complain? Or throw a tantrum?)
As for me, I refuse to blame God for my bad/sad/mad days/months/years. And I will not put a 'spiritual label' on the hard times I bring upon myself or slap a Bible verse on them to justify my misery.
I will not credit God for my own poor choices. There's just too much of that going on already.