Wednesday, December 20, 2006

How do I know if I'm doing the right thing or the wrong thing?

Scribe: Madelyn813 asks "Sometimes when I'm trying to decide what to do, I ask for your help deciding. How do I know if I'm doing the right thing or the wrong thing?"

God: THANKS FOR THE QUESTION, MADELYN. BASED ON THE NUMBER OF REQUESTS FOR GUIDANCE THAT I RECEIVE EACH DAY, THIS IS ACTUALLY A SITUATION MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO RELATE TO.

Scribe: I’ve done it myself.

God: THERE YOU GO. ON A DAILY BASIS, PEOPLE ARE FACED WITH DECISIONS. SOMETIMES IT’S AS SIMPLE AS WHETHER TO CHOOSE CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA ICE CREAM—

Scribe: Easy one. Always go with chocolate.

God: THANKS. BUT FREQUENTLY IT’S DIFFICULT CHOICES LIKE SHOULD I ACCEPT THIS NEW JOB? SHOULD I STAY IN THIS RELATIONSHIP?

Scribe: Should I wear the blue tie or the red one?

God: THAT’S IN THE SIMPLE CATEGORY.

Scribe: I’m color blind.

God: SORRY, I FORGOT. FOR YOU THAT’S A DIFFICULT DECISION.

Scribe: It is.

God: IN NEARLY ALL INSTANCES, PEOPLE DON’T NEED ME TO MAKE THE DECISION.

Scribe: No?

God: IF PEOPLE THINK HARD ABOUT THE QUESTION PRESENTED, THEY CAN REACH INSIDE AND FIND THE ANSWER THEMSELVES.

Scribe: But what if we’re wrong?

God: ALTHOUGH IT’S NOT WHAT MADELYN PROBABLY WANTS TO HEAR, SOMETIMES PEOPLE DO MAKE MISTAKES. BUT THAT’S OKAY. YOU LEARN FROM MISTAKES. AND SOMETIMES THE LESSON IS MORE VALUABLE THAN HAVING CHOSEN CORRECTLY IN THE FIRST INSTANCE.

Scribe: Do you ever help?

God: SELDOMLY. PEOPLE USUALLY REACH OUT TO ME FOR HELP WHEN THEY KNOW THAT THE DECISION THEY SHOULD MAKE WILL BE DIFFICULT OR UNPOPULAR TO IMPLEMENT. SOMETIMES THE RIGHT DECISIONS ARE THE HARDEST DECISIONS. IT WOULD BE MUCH EASIER IF I TOLD EVERYONE WHAT TO DO SO THEY COULD AVOID RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR DECISIONS AND SIMPLY SAY “GOD TOLD ME TO DO IT.”

Scribe: That would be convenient.

God: SURE IT WOULD, BUT PEOPLE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THEY NEED TO MAKE THEIR OWN BEDS AND LAY IN THEM.

Scribe: How about this, anytime you get questions about what flavor ice cream to choose, send them my way. I'll handle those for you.

God: YOU'RE A SPORT.

Scribe: Just trying to help.

1 Comments:

Blogger vamom7678 said...

Absolutely amazing......and just oh so true

12/21/2006 9:43 PM  

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