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Making Life Work Better So We Can Feel Better

March 27, 2013

“It seems we are devoting our best efforts to one central goal: making this life work better so we can feel better. The unchallenged assumption behind our resolve is a delusion. We assume life is supposed to work in ways that make us feel the way we want to feel, the way we intuitively and irresistibly sense we were designed to feel.

“We further assume that if there is a God, His job is to do what we cannot do to make life work as we want. We conceive of the spiritual journey as a cooperative enterprise where we pool our resources with God’s to see to it that life works well enough to keep us relatively happy till we reach the world where life works perfectly and we always feel great.”

Dr. Larry Crabb, Shattered Dreams, Page 134

Question for Reflection:
What have you assumed to be God’s “job” in your life?

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2 Comments
  1. Jeanine permalink

    Absolutely, until recently I thought this was a 50/50 situation. I do my best and God should then do his best that life would become a happy and painfree situation. Since then I have started my studies in theology and psychology/counselling and I am getting a whole new perspective on the matter:)

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