DO NOT LET ANYONE FORCE YOU INTO
THEIR SPIRITUAL MOLD
Most people get nervous when you
talk about spiritual birth.
Spiritual birth is a confusing subject, and people have a lot of
questions. How much theology do you need to know? How many
scriptures do you need to read? Do you need to pray extra hard
for a long time to make it happen? Are there any formulas you
have to follow? Are there any special words you need to say?
Do you need to say them in any particular order? Is there is
special place you need to go to make it happen? Can you do it
with your eyes open, or do they have to be closed?
All of these questions focus on you, seducing you into believe
that spiritual birth is something you do, instead of something
that God does to you.
The truth is, God is the one who does it all. He is the one who
makes it happen. As soon as you open your heart to his love and
call him Father, He does all the rest.
He isn't going to ask you to write an essay to find out if you
really know what you are doing. He isn't going to give you a
multiple choice test asking one-hundred questions on theology,
and if you don't score at least seventy percent, you don't get
to call him Father. He won't ask for a personal interview or
references from religious people. He won't demand that you are
perfect before you can have a relationship. He won't require
that you don't sin for three days in a row before it can happen.
God's love is unconditional, and that means there are no
preconditions to having a personal relationship with him.
Your relationship with God is a personal thing, and it's going
to be different for you than it will be for other people. God
made you different from everyone else, and your relationship
with him will be different as well.
It's not my relationship or someone else's relationship. It's
yours. When God made you, He threw away the mold, and your
relationship with him will be personal and unique.
Don't let anyone force you into their spiritual mold. You will
not fit, and you will be miserable if you try to be like them
and have a spiritual relationship that duplicates theirs. If
God wanted all of us to be the same, He would have made us all
the same. We would all be clones. God didn't do it, and you
shouldn't try to do it either.
Excerpt from :
Maximum Strength Positive
Thinking : What to Say When You Talk to Your Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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