Testing God

There are times in my life where I like to test God.  That might come across wrong upon first glance; what I truly mean is that I like to test scenarios by putting them in God’s hands and allowing God to sort them out … and then simply accepting whatever results as the Path I am supposed to be on.

I came upon such an occurrence this morning in my meditations.  When I do these tests, or as I more accurately think of them … continually active prayers … I have generally done a lot of work to arrive at a place where I feel this type of action is appropriate.  For instance, it would be rather silly to say,

“God, I’m going to buy a lottery ticket … and if it’s your will for me to donate half of it to charity then let me win.”

These types of prayers are ASKING for things … they are not about seeking God’s will.  Generally when I “test” God, I am seeking what God’s will is for me in moving forward in my life.  This morning it was regarding a relationship … in my meditation I felt led to ask God for guidance on a specific relationship.  I came up with a sort of “Yes/No” scenario in terms of how the other person acts, and then asked for God’s will to be the outcome … regardless of what I prefer.  I believe that God is capable of anything, and the scenario that I came up with could truthfully go either way … so it wasn’t skewed in my favor.  Whatever the outcome, I will take it as what God wants for me in my life … and move forward accordingly.  It is a fairly significant relationship … and I have definitely gone above and beyond in embodying Love to this person through the many ordeals they have gone through … but I want to know if this relationship is for me to let go of, or to maintain.

To some, such a thing might seem silly … to me, it is allowing God to guide me in my life. How could I give up a meaningful relationship based on “chance”???  Well, first of all, I don’t believe it is “chance” … God’s will is not “chance” … and secondly?  Life is about CHANGE, we cannot hold on to everything (or anything) … sometimes we are meant be steadfast, and other times we are meant to let go.  It is not up to us to impose our will … but to seek after the path God has for us … in doing so, we will find happiness and contentment.  If we believe that God is all-powerful … an infinite entity … then trusting God with simple tasks like this shouldn’t really seem so bizarre.  God is capable of ANYTHING.

For me … this gives me peace in the face of whatever is confronting me.  My emotions might be assaulting me … but if I am acting in accordance to what I feel God has shown me?  My confidence in God’s will and guidance gives me a strong foundation that my emotions cannot successfully assail.

Of course, it took a lot of testing and internal work for me to get to a point where I trust God completely … that is the initial fear to overcome.  Give it a try … give God a test … and see what the result is … I am fairly confident that if you are open hearted and trust God (and if your test is based in LOVE) … it will be the right result for you in your life.

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pic from storyteller111.  This post came from meditating on my prior post, “Eye of the Storm“.

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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2 Comments»

  Stephanie Jill Rudd wrote @

This is the only way to live. It takes trust as you say but its outcomes are always “tailor made” to fit your path.

  Religion4All wrote @

I thought you’d like that 😉 … somehow I knew it would be something you related to,


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