SPIRITUAL FALLACY: IF GOD WANTS ME SOBER, WEALTHY OR MORE,
HE WILL DO THAT FOR ME.
There are so many fallacies in the world of spirituality and personal growth.
Here’s one that is absolutely an excuse to NOT change.
“If God wants me sober, or wealthy, or deeply in love, he will find a way to give me those gifts.”
Insanity. Craziness. A great example of our desire to get out of any work IN life to accomplish our goals.
A number of years ago I was working with a woman who truly needed to become sober. Her life was spinning out of control. No one around her could tell the intense pain she was in, but it was evident in her low self-esteem, and the fact that she had begun isolating herself from people and activities in life.
After working together for about six months, she came in one day saying that she had worked with a spiritual teacher over the weekend that told her “if God wanted you sober, you will become sober. Drop any shame and guilt around your drinking, because he’s in control. Until he tells you to change, just continue on your path of drinking but without the shame and guilt.”
I could not believe what I was hearing! What insanity! A spiritual teacher, was telling my client to continue drinking… Even though her life was totally out of control. Of course it goes hand-in-hand with our desire these days to be living in instant gratification. Why do any work? If God wants me to change I will change, and if he doesn’t want me to change he is giving me the OK to stay where I am.
Insanity. That must end.
I continued working with this woman, but it took about two weeks for her to believe that this message the spiritual teacher told her, was absolute nonsense. Crap. Another example of the disgusting spiritual quotes that we all fall victim to sometime.
If you want a big goal, you’ve got to put in big effort. Relying on God to do all the work is really just simple crazy making.
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