fate vs. free will vs. Christmas-Morning-Sleep-Deprivation
i was bored, so i clicked that “we’ve got questions for you!” button on formspring, and it said : “Do you believe in fate?”
i’d like to say yes. it’d be awesome to say that I believe that the things i do will not alter my future, that my destiny is set in stone.
so, my answer is yes.
yes, i believe my fate is secure. my future is decided, and my silly choices don’t alter where i’m going to end up. i’ve always been the person to say, “what does it matter, whether predestination or free will decides whether or not we go to heaven? all that matters is that God is Almighty, He knows your heart, and that’s what matters in the end.” but usually i say that to stop people from fighting over something that will consequently result in separation among believers, and conflicts that don’t resolve the Heaven or Hell debate. now that i think about it, i’ve always leaned to one side. the predestination side. when you’re little, you learn that God set out a plan for each and every one of us, and that he knew you before you were even born. (in the words of Starfield, “You thought of us before the world began to breathe, You knew our names before we came to be”) sooooo if God had this amazing plan for my life, where he knew my thoughts and my heart and my actions before they even happened, then how could my free-willing actions change that sovereign plan? i dont know. just my opinion.
anyway, it’s christmas morning, there’s lots going on in my life right now, lots on my plate.. wow. biggest understatement of 2010. more than lots on my plate. but as much as i may feel like im slipping, and that God isn’t my #1 every second of every day, knowing that He’s in control, that He’ll see me through any and everything, and that it’s all part of His amazing plan, is SUCH a comfort. He’s my comfort. TYG