About 8 years ago, my life & my problems had piled up on me to the breaking point. I tried everything that I could dream up to fix it & nothing worked. Finally I was told that my problems were being caused by my own defects of character; I was selfish, resentful, dishonest & afraid. Those 4 things were causing me to have trouble with personal relationships, to lose control of my own emotions, to feel miserable, depressed & unhappy… I was full of fear & couldn’t be helpful or useful to anyone. Then I had this conversation with a friend that changed my whole way of living & thinking.
A friend: Relying on God will solve all of your problems.
Me: But I don’t believe in God.
A friend: So
Me: What do you mean “so”!?
A friend: You don’t have to believe in God to rely on Him.
Me: So what do I do?
A friend: Before you speak or act, ask yourself this question “IF there is a God, is this what He would have me do or say right now?”
Example: IF there is a God, would He want me to shoot up heroin?
I bet you came up with the same answer I did, whether you believe in God or not. I still don’t believe in God the same way most people do, but I am absolutely 100% certain that there is something out there guiding me & that guidance is always available… if I ask for it!
Have a great day everybody!