So, things happen for a reason, eh?
Why? Seriously. If things happen for a reason, why is that? Why in the world would that always be true? And I ask because I hear or read that sort of nonsense all the time. But why do I say it’s nonsense? Â
Yeah, if things happen for a reason, why do I oppose that idea?
I mean, c’mon, there must be a reason why I’d say it’s nonsense. So, what’s the reason? And if you can provide a reason, are you sure you’re not just saying something you HAD to say? Because you’d have to say something pre-planned in order for everything to have a reason. Otherwise, there’s no way to know what’s a reason and what’s just a made-up opinion.
It’s all starting to sound ridiculous. Right?
That’s because it IS ridiculous. Because sometimes things happen, and the only reason was…it was an accident. Something that didn’t have to happen. And something that could have been totally avoided with just a little more time, attention to details, or different choices.
But still, so many people insist there’s a reason for everything. And they say silly things like, “It’s all part of God’s plan.”
Really? Because that’s not how God says it is.
And I’m sorry if this offends you, but…when it comes to your truth or God’s truth, I’m going with God. Every. Time.
Take me, for example.
I’ve just gone through two and a half years of a battle with something not functioning properly in my body. And doctors didn’t determine what it was until the past few months. Fortunately, it appears the correct root problem has been figured out. And a surgery has gotten me on the road to recovery.
But what about the people who say things like, “God was working something out as He took you through this.” Or maybe they say, “God knew you could handle this because He doesn’t give us anymore than we can handle.” And they even say, “God needed to get your attention and teach you a lesson.”
On the surface, those might seem like harmless pieces of advice. But they’re actually despicable. Because that’s not how God is working out things. In fact, He doesn’t want ANYBODY to die. Much less be sick. But we all die. And basically everybody gets sick at least a few times in life.
But there IS a reason for death and sickness. And that reason isn’t God micromanaging billions of lives.
The reason is sin. And how it separates us from God and how He designed us perfectly. Our human perfection was traded for a couple of bites of “forbidden fruit” about six or seven thousand years ago. And our genetics have deteriorated ever since. So much so that we no longer live hundreds of years like they used to. In fact, not many people even live to be one hundred years old.
But knowing you have a very short time limit, here on Earth, should motivate you to find out if truth exists. It does. And discover if there’s even absolute Truth you can depend on. And there is.
Or you could choose to take your chances (if that’s even possible since things happen for a reason) and see what happens when you die. I don’t recommend you try that strategy.
But if you do, I’m sure you have a good reason.
Life is full of chance and circumstance.
We don’t know all the steps to this dance.
But I can say, for sure, that I prefer the cure
Offered by the Savior in advance.
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