Are you one of the many Christians who are into this whole “force of the universe” gospel? Are you more passionately focused in controlling the universe to achieve your personal desires, rather than wanting to do the Father’s will for your life?
It is not actually surprising that people are into the whole “attracting the universe” thing. We live a selfish and self-centered culture in which the Summum Bonum, the highest good, is getting what we want. “Forget about the Father’s plan, I got my own plan!”
In making our personal plans the Summum Bonum, then it makes sense to “control the universe.” It makes sense to want to be God, for only God has the control over everything. And we want that same power for ourselves.
Many of us cannot totally be blamed for having this kind of philosophy. It was deeply ingrained ever since our childhood. “Pursue your dreams” is what our parents and teachers have taught us. There is nothing wrong in pursuing our dreams, but they are subordinate to God’s will. We were not created to fulfill our selfish goals, but realize God’s.
As Christians, Jesus is our model. Jesus was all about doing the Father’s will, “My food is to do the will of the Father”. Even in His most trying hours the Lord said to the Father, “Not my will but Your will be done.”
Many of us forget that fulfillment only comes in realizing God’s will in our lives. In His will is our peace.
So, have you ever asked God what is His plan for your life?
Or are you too busy trying to control the universe to achieve yours?
About the Author
Daxx Bondoc has been serving the poor with the Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa’s sister) since 2004. His works with the poor included Catechesis, Bible studies, organizing and giving retreats. He also helped the sisters with their medical and gift distributions to the poor. As well as accompanying the sisters visit the poor in their homes. He was also a part of founding a lay movement in the Diocese of Antipolo. He is currently working as a web designer/flash animator for an international company. Founder of Inspirationalblogs.com
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