Have you ever noticed that when people get angry about something that seems to be out of their control, they scream at God like it is his fault?
Have you ever noticed that when things go “wrong” in life, people exclaim that it is God deciding to teach them a lesson? It’s “karma” they spout.
Has anyone ever asked God directly what he thought about this business?
I see this as a classic problem with the teachings that most of us have learned through the wisdom of many of our Christian churches. As long as we can blame our life issues on God or Jesus, we have someone other than ourselves to blame therefore diffusing our need for self-responsibility.
I was raised in Christianity. I have caught myself blaming God or getting mad at God when things didn’t go exactly the way I wanted. Even today, I still catch myself going for it, even though I do know better.
It is pretty easy to blame someone else for the imperfections in our lives. It is also pretty easy to just say that I guess God wants to do different. No matter which way we blame God, we are trying to blame someone else, when the truth is we need to take responsibility for the actions and outcomes ourselves. Please let me explain how this evolved.
The leaders of our churches have traditionally treated their masses as being less evolved, less intelligent and therefore less capable of making healthy life decisions. Therefore, it was imperative that the leaders of the church teach us that we are incapable of making these decisions. In the spirit of helping us live good, God-fearing lives, they taught us to let them make the rules, and how to emotionally respond to life’s situations and thus give away our power.
Therefore when we are having a difficult time, they can sweep in and clean up the mess by hearing our confessions, meting out punishment and telling us how to live more correctly.
For many centuries, this program worked well. The people knew right and wrong according to what the church leaders had taught them; and the leaders got to have control over the masses. Everybody was happy!
This programming is now genetically encoded into our belief systems. Authority figures know best! We even feel guilty if we think about defying them. How dare we!
We need to realize and accept that this archaic social programming is not only outmoded, it is damaging and limiting to our own personal safety and evolution. We were created to think for ourselves without authority figures moulding our beliefs.
Realizing how this “social consciousness” is playing out in our decision making processes is absolutely essential to understanding how we make important decisions in our lives.
I believe we were put on this planet to evolve as souls. We have been provided with challenges in our lives to give us something to work on. It is only by getting clear of the old belief systems that inhibit our ability to see that will allow us to evolve and finally let go of the pain we carry from the past. Part of the clarity we need is to realize how we each give away our power to politicians, government people, our parents, church leaders and to “God”.