This may be the first in a series of articles about God. Lately, I have found myself writing a lot about God and I thought I might as well share some of it in case it can benefit someone.
Of course this will only be of interest to those who already know, or are looking for God. Additionally, my ideas relating to God don’t conform in total to mainstream Christianity, so if you are insecure in your beliefs, and are worried about being led astray, then you might want to take a pass on reading what I have to say about God.
I talk from a place of knowing, which means that there is no doubt, in my mind about my beliefs. Those ideas that I do have doubts about, I will come right out and voice just an “opinion.” So with those two thoughts in mind, let’s get started.
Why do people find the search for God so hard, and the topic of God so confusing?
Well I think the search is hard because, A/ The desire to find God is weak. B/ People don’t know what they’re looking for, or where to look.
When you’re looking for something it helps to know what you’re looking for, and if people are giving you mixed messages as to the description of what you’re looking for, then of course you will become confused and discouraged. Additionally, if you’re looking in all the wrong places, then that doesn’t help either.
The search for God is something you have to do alone.
Why do I say that? I say that because only those who have a desire to find God, will do so. That is how it works in most cases. Desire, is something that has to come from inside a person, and you need desire because finding God entails certain activities which no one else can, or should do for you. If you lack the desire, then you will not do what is necessary to find what you’re looking for,…plain and simple.
Those who cry, “show me God, show me proof of God,” do not have a desire, and are asking you to do their work for them! Even if you pointed God out and provided proof, they would not believe you, because their mind can’t comprehend what they have been told, or what they are looking at. They have neither the desire, or the internal foundational knowledge to understand what they are being told or shown.
Finding God, has a great deal to do with the human ego, which is what prevents most people from connecting easily to God. Just look at the ego generated conflicts happening within society, and you will realize that the ego tries to heavily control its environment,…and it’s environment is “you!” A persons ego is used to being in control, and it is very subtle most times, because it lets you think you’re in control. Yes, you’re in the driver’s seat, but the ego is in the back seat right behind you telling you to go here, turn there, stop, go, and you think it’s all your idea.
A good example of ego control is when someone insults you. Do you feel, annoyed, angry, hostile? Ask yourself why? If they told the truth, then you have no reason to be angry. If they didn’t tell the truth about you, then their insult was a fiction which has no basis in reality, and so requires no response. So what is going on when you get mad? It is your ego which is just under the surface of your personality, now coming to the forefront in a big way, taking control of “you, and your emotions!”
An immature ego is a control freak, and it is not about to give over control to some entity like God that it will have to become subservient to. Your ego does not want to become subservient to anyone or anything! So, as a consequence,….there is no God!!!
Egos eventually mature over time,…some faster than others, and some more than others, but as experience grows through the act of living, the ego develops more knowledge and wisdom, and it’s need for control becomes less, and it’s ability to cooperate with people increases. Those people whose ego has matured somewhat, and have developed a desire to find God, are those who are in the maximal position to most easily connect with God.
So there you have it. The biggest secret to connecting with God is to have a “big” desire, and a “little” ego, and nature will take its course. Of course some correct guidance never hurt, but first a little additional information is needed before you start kicking over rocks looking for God, however, I think I’ll leave that for another post.