Why is it that we are sold this idea that if you want something bad enough then you will get it.
I thought about that this week. You hear people with this strong belief that they just know they will get "x" because they want it so bad. I totally get the ideology when it comes to certain things because that means the person works hard and works towards achieving "x" and if all things fall in line then you get "x" but even then not all peoples and persons who work so hard get to achieve their "x"
I asked a poll question this week to give me some insight into people who have a strong belief in something. One of the answers I received to summarize was basically that they believe God has decreed it - which led me to another thought.
Now, once God enters the convo, I can't argue against someone's belief in him so that was the end of the convo for me but what I was thinking was back to those who believe God has decreed. Does this mean he doesn't decree same for all. You hear a lot of Christians always announce how they are favored by God - if you are a long time reader you will know the word "favored" makes me uncomfortable because it implies God prefers some to others.
Anyways, before I digress there are Christians who believe and still do not get what they believe for. If belief or wanting something so bad was all it took won't everyone be happy. Won't every sick loved one be healed. Won't every childless couple have a child. Every poor family suddenly have wealth. Basically won't the whole world be so much happier if wanting something so bad was all it took.
I remember when my mom passed and I would read my Bible. I would come across verses that said how God took care of his own and I would legit shut down my Bible. I didn't understand what it meant. Does it mean we weren't one of His own, so He didn't heal my mom. One of the explanations told to me that at the end of the day it is "God's will" that rules and we just have to learn to deal with it and trust it has a reason.
That's fair enough but on the flip side does it also mean we are just human beings who are trying to attach some strong hope and convince ourselves. Maybe things just happen to us with no rhyme or reason. We often discount the incidences where people just fall into stuff.
If anyone has any insight into this I would love to hear it. Anytime I have this convo it ends up with people focusing on me questioning belief and saying unless you have complete belief then you can't understand and it taints how you think and it manifests et al et al. Not sure I want to apologize for having these questions but I am very open to being enlightened.
Have a great weekend. I think this song is apt hehe
P.S The question mark on my laptop (as well as many other buttons) are broken so you may notice my questions weren't actually asked. No money for new laptop so I am trucking along.