Hello folks, how’s it going?
Today’s post is about answers. But before we get into these, here are a few questions for you.
Do you believe in god? Do you believe in higher power? Do you pray? Do you wish upon a star? Do you hope against hope for some sort of help?
Don’t worry, I’m not trying to sell you anything🙂 I’m simply asking because the rest of the post will relate to these wishes.
But… Let me recount a couple of stories/jokes some of you may know first.
There was a religious man once who went for a swim in the sea. The water took him deeper than he’d planned and he found himself struggling to get back to shore and getting tired rapidly. He prayed to God. “Lord! Please save me! I will correct my ways, I will do whatever it takes! Please save me lord!”. A surfer passed nearby and called. “Hey friend, do you need help?” and the man answered. “That’s quite alright, thanks. The lord will save me.” Next, a boat happened by him and the man in the boat called. “Hey friend, do you need help?” and the man answered. “That’s quite alright, thanks. The lord will save me.” The boat sailed on and a moment later a helicopter flew over the man’s head and through a megaphone a voice came. “Hey friend, do you need help?” and the man answered. “That’s quite alright, thanks.” the man shouted. “The lord will save me.” A moment later the man drowned and died. When he passed through the gates of heaven, he saw the big throne on which sat God and he ran towards it with rage. “Lord! Why??? I was such a good man, gave to charity, helped old people to cross roads, prayed every day, Why didn’t you answer my prayer????” and god said. But I did… I sent you a surfer, a boat and even a helicopter. All you had to do was to accept one of their offers to help.
I expect you all know the old joke about the man who complains that he really wants to win the lottery. In reply someone tells him to buy a damn ticket!
Why am I repeating old stories and jokes? In recent weeks I saw a few examples of this drowning man.
I thought it was well worth the reminder that the saying “God works in mysterious ways” exists for a reason. If you’re expecting a revelation such as experienced by Moses on mount Sinai, you might be setting yourself for disappointment. The means to solve your problems might be much closer than you think. There might be a person on a boat right behind you. That person might even be calling you, saying “Hey friend, do you need help?”.
It’s up to you to accept his help. You need to learn to take ‘Yes’ as an answer.
That’s all for today. Have a great weekend!
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