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The Integral Factor

Posted on: February 3, 2010

I just read a friend’s blog: Someone else had a problem and had seen my
friend was too ‘spiritual’ because he kept bringing in God during their
talks. Note: Person with problem is a Christian.

I always wonder
some times Christians think it’s ‘fake’ to include God as part of how
you’re going to solve your problem. Isn’t God like the most integral
factor of our lives? And without His will, and depending on Him,
there’s no way you’ll totally be able to get out of whatever hole
you’re in.

Maybe it’s the way that God is casually, and
thoughtlessly portrayed with light ‘Don’t worry God is there to help
you’, or ‘just pray and it will work out’. It’s not what is said that’s
wrong. It’s the way it’s being said. If you ask the person not to worry
because God will help, do you yourself truly believe that God is there
to help so-and-so, or you just want to sink his/her burdens at the back
of your mind, so it doesn’t become a shared burden?

Sometimes
when we hit a blank wall, up is the only way out. And praying although
seemingly passive is a display of faith and dependence. God is a way
out of problems – and sometimes the problems are there so that we draw
nearer to Him. It’s crucial to depend on Him to get out of tight spots
– but that’s not the main thing. The tight spots are not the focus, the
dependence and growth in spiritual character is. To eventually to
depend on God in everything, even when you’re not in any precarious
situation.

God is the
way of life. No matter what we look for in a period of crisis –
understanding, love, support, help, He is all of those. How can we just push
Him aside and hope to get through a dark period on our own, or on the basis of something else?

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