“But God made me this way, right?”
So many folks drive themselves nuts over stuff like this. People get mad at God for being created the way they are.
Here it is: We fell from God’s presence. Before we fell, his perfect HOLINESS surrounded us, even as we formed in the womb. We didn’t have to contend with sicknesses of the mind, body, or spirit. We were designed to be born, procreate, and fill the earth, and live harmoniously with our Holy Father. The only thing that could have messed things up would be if we screwed it up. Guess what? We did just that.
So now, as much as we hate it, we are forced to deal with every little influence that comes at us. First, we develop in the womb, without being surrounded by God. This is where wires can get crossed. Anything can happen. Some of us develop wonderfully in the physical aspect but have very troubling emotional problems. Others may have been affected by mom using too much Nutrasweet while she was pregnant, giving us a heart murmur or something (sorry, Nutrasweet). Still others in utero may develop severe birth defects but have the mind of an astrophysicist. Then, once we are born, we are influenced by our environments even further.
God’s holiness that once surrounded us is what prevented the nasty stuff. The confusing stuff. The stuff we weren’t designed to wrestle with. What we have now is His spirit. His spirit is what we use to overcome the fact that we are in an environment we are not supposed to be in, which is a physical existence without His physical presence.
God didn’t make you the way you are. You developed in this broken physical existence without being surrounded by Him, which is the exact opposite of what was intended. You are not strong enough, nor are you even equipped, to handle this stuff---you weren’t designed for it. But because we fell, we must deal with it. However, we can deal with it by ourselves and remain confused, angry, rebellious, and bitter, or, we can reach out and let our Father do the fighting for us. His Holy Spirit will conquer for us what we cannot conquer by ourselves: Anger, disease, perversion, temptation, discontentment, depression, it goes on and on.
-til next time.