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Thursday, July 16, 2009

iMonk Post: God Isn't Gamey [thought for the day]

A recent article by the blogger iMonk addresses an often discussed issue in Christian circles. He addresses the belief that “you need to pray until you find God’s will.” Granted, God must have a will. But what does it really mean to "find" God's will? Do we need to search and search to know exactly what God wants us to do with our lives? Or should we accept that God has put us where we are and with the abilities and resources that we have in order to serve Him in that place? I believe that iMonk's perspective relieves some of the pressure that Christians may feel regarding whether they have precisely determined God's will for their lives.

As iMonk says, "this is not a game I am going to play with God. I’m not cooperating with what amounts to saying “God is toying with us to see what we’ll do.” If God wants to say something to me, no game is necessary. And I am not required to demonstrate my desperation to know God’s will to know it. There may be places in my journey I need to be before God’s will unfolds, but God isn’t being gamey. He’s not playing hide and seek. He isn’t constantly dangling guidance in front of me like bait."

Take a look at the full article and let us know what you think-


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