Monday, August 2, 2010

Who Is Our Boss?

There is a common saying or belief that “we plan, God decides”. Some said this is a principle worth trusting and following. Others go against it and claim that they are the boss of their own life.

I have no qualms about it. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and beliefs; they can always do what they want.

But I can’t accept the idea that God doesn’t exist. In that case, religious people will be the miserable lot, since they are denying themselves the excitement and fun of the sinful world.

We are made moral and rational beings. We know such a thing as good or bad, right or wrong; we believe in rewards and punishments; we believe in heaven and hell; we advocate spiritual living rather than sensual living, and we strive to live an obedient and pious spiritual life.

Yes, we plan our life well and deliver everything that is good and right. We hold on to the belief that we will reap what we sow; we will get what we deserve. We believe that ultimately we have to give an account of our life to the God we believe, and await judgment or mercy.

Some believed that “we plan, God directs.” They said that the Almighty God is behind everything we do. We draw inspiration, guidance, insight, and motivation from God to plan and work, and we are directed to always carry out the right and good things in our lives.

Of course, we are not perfect; we make mistakes and errors; that is part and parcel of learning and training. We also face frustration and depression. Sometimes, we do feel like giving up and getting out.

But at the end of the day, when everything is done, we enjoy heartily our great fulfillment, satisfaction, happiness and joy.

Some went on to say that “all things are under God’s rule and control, and nothing happens without His direction or permission.”

And the arguments continue.......

Ultimately the question we have to ask ourselves is:

Who is our boss?

Can we do freely what we want?

Or is God always interfering and intervening in our lives?

What do you think?

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