I firmly believe in a personal God because it’s impossible for an impersonal Creator to create personal beings. It just doesn’t make sense.
In his book, The God Confusion, Gary Cox agrees that God is personal. He writes, “the idea of God, it seems must be the idea of a being that is in some sense personal, because a God devoid of all personal attributes, would be a far lesser God.”
All personal beings think. Therefore, God also thinks and he thinks you are stupid.
He thinks you are stupid because you claim that he hasn’t blessed you just because you don’t have what the society expects you to have.
Before writing this article, it dawned on me that most of us don’t have real problems. We create problems and use them to conclude that God never cares about us.
For instance, in 2014, I used to believe that God didn’t care about me because I never had enough money to hang out with ‘cool’ friends in ‘cool’ places. Besides this, I became depressed just because I never owned trendy shoes, and clothes. Poor old stupid me!
Recently, I realized how stupid I was to complain to God about lacking such silly things. I then noticed that many people today are just like the old me. STUPID! They are stupid because they fret over nonsense. Today, people can be depressed because they live in a cheap neighborhood, or because they have a ‘small’ salary.
If you are one of these people who fret over non-sense, yet you have somewhere good to live. Your new name is, guess what? Mr/Mrs. Stupid. Besides this, if you are one of these individuals whose all family members are alive but still complains that life is unfair, you are also STUPID.
I was stupid in 2014. I complained about life while I lived in a spacious house, and had caring parents, sisters, and friends. Instead of being happy by focusing on what I had, I was sad because I focused on the unnecessary things I didn’t have.
Nowadays I love focusing on the many blessings I have because it dawned on me that one day most of us will realize that we often complained about nothing. The day you’ll lose your legs or hands, or the day you’ll lose a close family member, you’ll realize that you always thought your life was bad yet you possessed wonderful blessings that many people lack.
Your family and body parts are a great blessing, and I believe you can’t give away any of them for a million dollars. Can you exchange your mum or legs for a million dollars? I guess you can’t. For this reason, realize that you have blessings bigger than your ‘small’ problems.
‘Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.’ – Robert Brault.
Most of us don’t realize that our problems are nothing compared to some people’s hardships. I have a friend from Sierra-Leone who witnessed his family’s murder during the civil wars. I also talked to a Facebook friend who fell sick and lost his child while he was sick.
These incidences made me realize that some people will be thankful if they lived our lives. Most of us have everything necessary for living a wonderful life, yet we are the biggest complainers.
Anyway, from today we must start practicing gratitude. We must thank God for what we have, and he will multiply our possessions. I agree with Christianity on the point that God withholds his blessings because we are unthankful.
Be thankful for every good thing you have because you might lose it anytime. Remember, nothing is permanent. Practice gratitude, and you will open many doors because gratitude strengthens your connection to God/Source Energy.
Lastly, here’s food for thought. Imagine providing someone with the most important things he needs. However, instead of being thankful, the person keeps complaining and thinks you don’t care about him just because you aren’t giving him the things that will raise his social status. Will you add more things to this person, or will you be tempted to take away the things you gave him? Will you think he’s intelligent or stupid?
Anyway, let’s have a good attitude towards God. The Creator has given us enough, and ‘he’ still wants to give us more. Let’s be thankful for what we have and stop complaining about what we don’t have.
Thank You For Reading.
‘Thank You is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, and understanding.’ – Alice Walker.
‘He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.’ – Epictetus.
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Why Our Prayers Are Ineffective
Recently, I discovered that most people’s prayers are ineffective. I thus meditated on prayer, studied what many great thinkers wrote about prayer, and discovered the reasons why our prayers are ineffective.
Firstly, I realized that our prayers are ineffective because our minds are never silent. Many spiritual teachers believe the Creator usually talks to us after we pray, but we never hear the message because we are always thinking about our problems, the future, the past, and so on. We can only hear the Creator’s message regarding our prayers when we silence our minds. For as Rumi said, ‘the quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.’
Secondly, it dawned on me that our prayers are ineffective because our emotions and thoughts seldom align with what we pray for. For instance, we sometimes think deeply about our inability to become prosperous after praying for prosperity. Or, we sometimes continue worrying about the future despite praying to God to bless it.
The thoughts and emotions we embrace after prayer matter because we often attract what we deeply think and feel. Therefore, it’s difficult for our prayers to be answered if our thoughts and feelings align with what we don’t want.
Thirdly, our prayers are ineffective because we make decisions and take actions that don’t align with what we’ve prayed for. For instance, after praying for riches, most of us embrace laziness and make decisions that lead to poverty. As well, we avoid taking risks, and we fear taking the path that leads to riches despite fasting and praying hard for riches.
Fourthly, our prayers are ineffective because we are never alert for answers. After praying for something, most of us either forget about the prayer or focus on why the prayer is not getting answered. From my research on prayer, I learned that spiritual masters are usually alert for answers after praying. They constantly analyze their experiences since they believe they’ll find the answers to their prayers in their experiences.
In conclusion, although I believe action is bigger than prayer, I also believe prayers are effective because the Creator is a conscious being that can hear and answer our prayers. Moreover, the fact that many ancient cultures believed in prayer – despite living far away from each other – makes me believe that prayer works. Therefore, I think most of our prayers are ineffective because we haven’t mastered the art of prayer.
Anyway, I believe these are not the only reasons for ineffective prayers. You are thus free to provide more reasons in the comment box below.
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20 Powerful Spiritual Truths You Must Know Right Now
After reading several spiritual books and meditating every day, I realized the following truths, which I believe everyone must know.
- What you do unto others shall be done unto you.
- You exist within the Creator. Therefore, your blessings and opportunities are infinite.
- If Jesus came today, none of us would have believed that he was the Son of God.
- You’ll experience a spiritual awakening once you realize the true history of man.
- Many spiritual beings exist among us, and we’ll only see them when we raise our states of consciousness.
- Once you know the esoteric knowledge the Illuminati possesses, you’ll never be the same again.
- Myths have hidden spiritual truths in them. Therefore, don’t ignore them completely.
- No one, including those who wrote the Bible, knows how God created the world.
- Always study nature because the principles of the Creator are written in nature.
- The most important spiritual knowledge is found in banned biblical books and secret societies.
- Everyone has magical powers; the problem is that nobody bothers to awaken them.
- We are controlled by the Illuminati because we are led by our egos. It could be impossible for them to control us if we lived as our higher-selves.
- Immortal kings or Gods once ruled the earth.
- The more you fight the ego, the more it grows. The only way to overcome the ego is to practice living as your higher-self.
- If you focus on material things and ignore spiritual development, you’ll never be fulfilled.
- Only those who avoid competing with others can live in harmony with others.
- The search for God is madness for God exists within the seeker.
- Your true self, which is creative, clairvoyant, and magical, will never arise if you attach yourself to the ego/false self.
- Once you stop comparing your present moment with memories, you’ll see the blessings within every moment.
- ‘You’ll never lack anything if you study the laws that govern the universe and live by them.
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