Does God Always Get What He Wants? part 2
There was a resounding (if all 5 comments can be considered resounding) no to this question when I first posted it. It seems that the common thread behind the answer was that because God’s plan and ours, i.e. eternal life, not to perish, seek him, are not always the same. That is pretty much the answer I expected to hear.
Let me ask a follow up question.
If God does not always get what he wants, why do we so often attribute the good and/or bad things that happen in our lives (or someone else’s) to God not wanting or wanting it to happen? I hear all the time, “I guess that just wasn’t what God had in mind,” or, “Maybe that just wasn’t in God’s plan.” Do we really mean, “Since things didn’t work out the way that I thought they should, I will say it was God’s idea” – so that we will feel better about the circumstance?
Is saying, “God didn’t want such and such to happen,” our way of not throwing a temper tantrum?Or is it possible that God really didn’t want things to turn out the way that they did, or that God wanted things to turn out how we did not want?
Tell me your thoughts. Leave a Comment.