Friday, August 31, 2007

Your Arms Too Short To Box With God


I fight with God a lot. Just He and I, toe-to-toe. I had mentioned the "Bruce" in "Bruce Almighty", and how I think I'm a little different in my approach to our Lord than old Bruce was. God definitely knows better than to ever let me have His job, even for a minute. (If you haven't seen that movie, you have no idea what I'm talking about...yet)

I challenge God when things don't go my way. I figure I haven't pushed my luck with Him too much yet, well, because I'm still here, ya know? (thoughts of bugs and windshields inserted here). But I try to be crafty in my reasoning with Him. I'll say something like, "You had to intervene here, to stop me from getting what I wanted. Couldn't You, just once, do nothing and let me be? I'm not asking You to do something, I'm asking You to do nothing. What's the deal?" Or something like the massive Lottery prizes, where I'll say, "C'mon, you can let me win, because you know I'll share it with everyone.

Yeah, nice try.

Of course, He doesn't fight back. At least not the way we think of "fighting back". He goes about His business, and I about mine, until the next Round..."Let's get ready to Rumble!"

I figure it's like this. If I'm finding way too many potholes in the path God is laying out for me, maybe I'm just trying to go faster than He can build it, you know?

I'm living proof that God made us in his image, just not exact duplicates.

15 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:40 AM

    God's job is to save us from ourselves, lest we mess up his most perfect creation. Doesn't mean we're perfect, rather, He wants us to be and we just go being ourselves...over and over again! Whats that saying, "we plan, and God laughs". Yeah, He sure gets a chuckle from our antics!

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  2. I am sure God is up ther laughing at allt he stupid mistakes I do....and I wonder why he lets me do them. I figure I am his comic relief.
    becky/aka mumma4evr, your old aol reader

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  3. I think it's all about free will. I think God leads us down a path and waits to see what we will do on our own and only intervenes when he knows we are really gonna fuck it up!!

    Great post Jimmy! I am here and expect you to add my link to your sidebar!

    Love ya babe!!!

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  4. I still have a problem of why someone omnipotent needs so much ego stroking. You're GOD forchrissakes, why do you need me to worship you?

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  5. Always enjoy your tongue in cheek entries, Jimmy. I am so glad that God has a sense of humor or he would have smote me a long time ago!

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  6. Your entry made me smile because I could see so many of us in it. lol
    It seems, at least from my life experiences, that we're brought back, time and time again, to the same situation, until we learn from it. And boy, do we resist learning. (((Jimmy)

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  7. That's been me lately. It's making my mother nuts because I'm really not backing down from anything lately. My stubborn/pain in the ass streak kicked in in full force. Letting go and just letting things happen isn't easy for me at all.

    ~Lily

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  8. My 2 cents:

    God gives us agency. It is a gift and He would never take it away. Sometimes others use their agency in such a way that either helps or hurts us. He intervenes when it is His will and/or when we align our will with His. God loves each and everyone of us, and one of the purpose of this life is to learn and grow; to eventually return to Him someday.....if we do our part. We have trials to stretch us and mold us, and to become more like Him.

    And I'm totally rambling and getting all Sunday-school on ya', which is probably more than you wanted for a Friday afternoon. ;-)

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  9. hmm, I got stuck at the title. It reminds me of one of my favorite songs! (and now of course it's playing in my head)... he is boxing with god....and it may not be enough but he's a fighter....

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  10. Very, very well put. God definitely knows what he's doing. I think that's why a lot of us don't take life for granted. Sometimes we have to stop, take a step back, and see what we're supposed to be doing.. instead of not. Great post!

    Laura

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  11. At last, I have been able to leave a comment and add you to my alerts.... Took some time though! I have forgotton, what I was going to say now! Gaz

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  12. Anonymous11:59 PM

    I have to say this is thought provoking to say the least. I don't know all the answers when it comes to God, but then again who in this world does. I personally think there is too much blasting God when things go wrong and too much praising God when things go right. I guess we have to take the good and the bad as it comes, really we have no choice. Hope you are having a good weekend JP. Luv ya!

    Allison

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  13. Anonymous6:04 PM

    Jimmy said, "I'm living proof that God made us in his image, just not exact duplicates."

    You know, I've never thought about it like that before. I knew we never had 'super powers', but otherwise, yeah, I guess I thought most of it was the same...

    I think God must have a great sense of humor. After all, look at all the stupid (pun? hehe) we ALL do in our lifetime!!

    Love ya, Jimmy!!
    Jackie aka Bamawmn46

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  14. Of course God listens he just doesn't always agree with what YOU think the answers should be no matter how much you argue YOUR point.

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  15. I'm thinking the more potholes the bigger his smile will be when I meet him. So I say brng it on Lord!!!

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