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A Chat with God
By Paul D Berube
Friday, November 09, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
Thanks to Mountain Wings for this.
God: Hello. Did you call me?
Me: Call you? No, who is this?
God: This is GOD. I heard your prayers.
So, I thought I would chat.
Me: I do pray. Just makes me feel good.
I am actually busy now.
God: What are you busy at? Ants are busy too.
Me: Don't know. But, I can't find free time. Life has become hectic. It's rush hour all the time.
God: Sure. Activity gets you busy. Productivity gets you results. Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.
Me: I understand. Yet, I still can't figure it out. By the way, I was not expecting You to call me on instant messaging chat.
God: I wanted to help with you problems, by giving you some clarity. In this internet era, I wanted to reach you through a way in which you would understand.
Me: Tell me, why has life become complicated now?
God: Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis makes it complicated.
Me: Why are we constantly unhappy?
God: Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday. You are worrying because you are analyzing. Worrying has become your habit. That's why you are not
Me: How can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?
God: Uncertainty is inevitable. Worrying is optional.
Me: There is so much pain due to uncertainty.
God: Pain is inevitable, it will come. Suffering is optional, you can choose.
Me: If suffering is optional, why do good people also suffer?
God: Diamonds cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire.
Good people go through trials, but, don't suffer.
With that experience, their life becomes better,
Me: You mean to say such experience is useful?
God: Yes. Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.
Me: Still, why should we go through such tests?
Why can't we be free from problems?
God: Problems are purposeful roadblocks offering beneficial lessons to develop strength.
Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you are free from problems.
Me: Frankly, in the midst of so many problems,
we don't know where we are heading.
God: If you look outside, you will not know where you are going. Look inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken.
Eyes provide sight. Your heart provides insight.
Me: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than moving in the right direction. What should I do?
God: Success is a measurement decided by others. Satisfaction is a measurement decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying.
You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.
Me: In tough times, how do we stay motivated?
God: Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.
Me: What surprises You about people?
God: When they suffer they ask, "Why me?"
When they prosper, they never ask "Why me?"
Everyone wishes to have truth on their side. Few want to be on the side of the truth.
Me: Sometimes, I ask, "Who am I? Why am I here?" I can't get the answer.
God: Seek not to find who you are, but, to determine who you want to be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it.
Life is not a process of discovery. It's a process of creation.
Me: How can I get the best out of life?
God: Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.
Me: One last question. Sometimes, I feel my prayers are not answered.
God: There are no unanswered prayers. At times, the answer is "NO."
Me: Thank You for this wonderful chat.
God: Well, keep the faith and drop the fear. Life is a mystery to solve not a problem to resolve.
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|Reviewed by Sandra Corona
|Reviewed by Inspire Hope
|Oh what joy this " A Chat With God " brought to me today, I enjoyed every moment of it, and had to read it twice. Yet still I must return to read it again, for in it are so many nuggets of great value and wisdom and brought a happy laughter to my soul! Thank you Paul for sharing, and making my day so much brighter!
Love And Prayers
|Reviewed by Regino Gonzales, Jr.
|Paul, thank you for sharing this.
|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|WE have to work on our lives, our dreams, our prayers to become better known of God and to find answers to his NO's and why they are NO and to thank him for the Yes's and take his love conditionally and not take anything for granted. God gives us what he wants us to have be it trials, tribulations, good things, rewards. We all want a reward in Heaven so must follow his teachings closely each day.|
|Reviewed by Emile Tubiana
|Dear Paul, I just read "A Chat with God" What a beautiful write and expression. I enjoyed reading it. We human beings always tend to ask questions knowing well that there are no answers for them. Elie Wiesel wrote that the wise have no questions and the unwise have no answers. From my experience I can say that when I try to formulate a question the answer comes instantaneously before I even finish formulating it.
Keep going. We are already wasting time in the desert while in front of us lies a long and wide path. Love Emile
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|We both are feeling mighty spirtual this morning, Paul. I wrote a story about the Rapture; check it out!
Very well written "interview" between man and God. Excellent, interesting concept! BRAVO!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. ;D