So you know....

Alright, you know how all Christians say that God has had your life
set out for you since before you were born?

So....that would mean that God chooses who will go to heaven or hell
in the end, and we really have no choice right?

This is soo untrue. God did make your life plan, that is true. But he
created choices in it...

You see, your life plan is more like climbing a tree (that God
made)...You start at the bottom and then it splits off into a couple
of branches, which you must choose from. And on those branches are
more branches, and every branch you choose is another decision. Some
of the branches are weaker than others, but as you are climbing your
own little tree of life it is always possible to get back on the right

You could also compare life to a highway (again, that God made). You
start off on one main road and go onto exits and other roads and you
may not know where you are. But God is like your own personal GPS.
There is always a way to get to the destination you want to be at.
Some just take more faith and patience than others.

And I think on each of these exits there are signs, such as the signs
that tell you where food is. These signs along the road help you get
to what you need. And on your personal highway, all of these signs are
pointing to God. This is also like fruit on a tree. The fruit will
nourish you and keep you going. Just like God does.

So never think, when you're having a tough day, that God is intending
to make your life miserable. You won't always be lost. Having faith in
him is what can get you back in the right direction.

God loves you and will NEVER let you down.




Tutu da Yobu said...

Cool; nice metaphor! I liked it a LOOOOT! Hey, you know what this reminds me of? It reminds me of that skit we did during English about the 7 Habits, and how we chose the 2nd habit... Begin with the end in mind! BEgin with the end in mind! Follow the yellow brick road! Follow the yellow brick road! hehehehe

monica said...

As Tutu has said...a very insightful metaphor.

o2bcrazy said...

this was a very creative way to look at it. its like the poem footsteps in the sand.

One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand:
one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him
he looked back, at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life
there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it:
"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."

The LORD replied:
"My son, My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you,
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."