Is God a Crutch for you????

@bird123 (10486)
United States
January 28, 2011 10:29pm CST
When times are tough, are you hanging onto God?? Do you need God's support just to make it through the day?? Do you need God's backing just to feel as good as other people?? Do you feel you can't do anything without God?? We are all children of God. Just like we as parents, God wants His children to be able to stand on their own two feet. Boldly and Bravely, we should face our problems, determined to figure out the solutions. Stand Strong and Firm, unafraid to make a selection to determine the solution. Learn from your mistakes. That's why they are valuable. No matter what happens in our life, God has fixed things ahead of time. We are all eternal. I have also found that when you absolutely need help, God sends it from somewhere or through someone. Perhaps, we shouldn't expect God to solve all our problems for us. Relax God! I'll take care of this one. You are much more capable than you realize! I believe in you!
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@vandana7 (64892)
• India
29 Jan 11
I'll be honest. Everytime I do the work, I try to do it to be best of my ability. At the end of it, just before sending across for approval, I remember god and then press the send button. :) I dont know if it is treating him as a crutch or not. If it was support, I would not have bothered to verify my work. It is I think just a habit of requesting god to see that everything is alright with it and to take it up from there may be. :)
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
29 Jan 11
Yes, perhaps a habit taught by religion starting with the very young. We have also been taught that failure is so very bad. Sometimes the best thing that can happen is failure. It can supply us with a better view. It's not about making everything easy. It's about learning and growing. We must all be willing to take on our challenges. Instead so many complain and cry to be saved from it all. Growing pains, I guess. One can never learn if God removes all our challenges. People can beg, cry, use God as a crutch but it will not change the lessons in life. With all the energy wasted on crying,our problem could have already been solved. Of course, religion uses this tool to keep their followers. If you are convinced you can't stand on your own two feet then you never leave them. I see this as evil.
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@vandana7 (64892)
• India
30 Jan 11
I agree with your contention that failure improves how we view things. Come to think of it, there are many things that I wanted in life, wanted passionately, and god didnt give me. I used to feel cut up with god about it. But in retrospect, had I got them then, my life would not have been as comfortable as it is now. So god does know the best. If I failed at that time, it was god's way of steering me towards this end. I continue to ask things of god, as I mentioned before, it is habit. But if he does not fulfil my wishes, I dont feel as bad now.
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
30 Jan 11
Yes, you make a very good point. There are lots of people angry with God because they don't get what they want. Some so angry they refuse to believe God exists. Some even actively fight those who do believe. Of course, believing has never been important to God. God is doing what is best for all His children. We all carry narrow vision. We don't see the big picture. We want things our way Now!! As in your's and all of our cases, if we have a bit more patience, the real picture unfolds and we are glad we didn't get it our way in the end. I work on my narrow view of things everyday. We all miss so much when our focus is on what is right in front of us at the time. Yes, I'm like you Vandana7. I don't get angry but I do try to figure it all out. There is always much more for us all to see. Good comments Vandana7. Thanks!!
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
29 Jan 11
G-d does not micromanage, so if you are expecting Him to solve your problems then you must really be in a mess. I am Jewish so I am more comfortable using the word HaShem..HaShem gave us a book full of wonderful information and Mitzvot or commandments...613 to be exact. I know that christians only follow 10, but there are many more. He also gave us a world full of resources that should be boundless as long as we do not waste them all. We have not begun to tap a lot of them. He also gave us a brain to put to work developing great cures and inventions. Much of our time and efforts have been wasted on greed so far, but we do have the potential to cure most of the world's ills if we ever get over greed. As I said, HaShem does not micromanage...There should be no need for this. He wants us to use the gifts He gave us properly to get back to Him. And of course to remember to thank Him everyday for every one of them.
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
29 Jan 11
First you say God does not micromanage next you say there are 613 commandments. That does sound like micromanagement to me. Religion tries to make people dependent on them and God. God's children, as you say, are very capable. God wants us to use our gifts. WE are all meant to THINK! WE are all meant to stand on our own two feet! We must not allow others to convince us otherwise.