Unstoppable Destiny?



The words on this image reminds me of the old religious cliché that opines "if God brings you to it He will bring you through it". Anyone ascribe to this version of a destiny that is predetermined apart from human interactions? To be clear, I am not speaking to eternal destinations but ones which espouse the idea that God has a specific earthly destiny in mind for all of his children. Like the idea that one person was destined to be a doctor and the other a plumber. Or maybe one person a Roman Catholic and the other a Baptist. Seems strange as I write it but I think that more people think that this is the way that God operates. I mean really, does it matter to God whether one teaches in a church or in a public school classroom? I guess all I am espousing is the idea that our future is not narrowly predestined in heaven. What do you think?


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  1. I like the idea of having a predetermined destiny-it seems so romantic (so long as it is a good one;).


    I honestly don't know anymore, though, whether all our days are already recorded or if we can control the outcome of our lives.

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    1. I think that "romantic" is a good way to describe it Ma. Hard to see the romance in the destiny of many godly men and women though.

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  2. I think this idea of finding the very specific and particular will of God starts when we are young and looking for careers and spouses, and degenerates into God giving me all the green lights when I drive to and from the house. I have always had a terrible time making major life changing decisions and sometimes when I did they did not turn out the way I had hoped or expected, but as I survived those struggles I see God never left me and I learned as much from the failures as the successes.

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    1. Great observations Don. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I think that's part of the mystery of God. There is his sovereignty over all things, and his purpose which can not be denied, and there is also free will. I think those on the Reformed side of the aisle have part of it right, and those on the other side have part of it right. Ultimately, I believe it all boils down to God taking everything that happens and using it to conform us to Christ.

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    1. I so agree with you last statement Fred! Life seems to drive us to that place.

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