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Broken Vessel

Broken Vessel

As I posted a few weeks ago, I’ve really been struggling with my faith.

1. Is there a divine plan, or do we have free will?

2.If the answer is both, how do we figure out what we’re supposed to? Do we just pick A or B and hope we’re right?

You might say to just pray about it…but He doesn’t talk to me. So that doesn’t really help.

Basically, do I just cross my fingers and hope I make the choice He wants, and if not- fail miserably?

3.Also, if God sees our future before we are born, why does He choose to send people to Earth that will go to Hell?

4.Why does God make people intersex? Does He find it funny?
What gender does He expect them to choose?

June 12, 2015 at 14:02
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

Hey girl!
First of all, let me just say we are *always* here for you on PI and we love you 🙂 <3

I believe there is a divine plan for each one of us, but we can choose to follow it or not. It's a really good question, and I don't want to pretend I know everything about it because I don't, but that's what I gather from reading the Bible.

As for your second question, I DO have the answer for that! 🙂 In James 1:5, God promises to give us wisdom if we ask. The thing is, we must believe we've received it, otherwise we'll always be stuck between two decisions, double minded, unable to move forward with confidence. Will there be times when we make a mistake? Of course! But God is so gracious he's not going to withhold his wisdom or blessings from you when you make a mistake.
Remember, when God looks at you, he sees you as completely righteous–even when you make a mistake–because he sees Jesus' perfection. Romans 3:22, Romans 10:4 (I can give you more verses if you want 🙂 )We do not earn God's grace in any way, so even when we sin or make a mistake why would God withhold anything from us? We are perfectly forgiven for every past, present and future sin because of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross.

(3)I have no idea, honestly. 2 Peter 3:9 tells us: ~ The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance. ~
What this verse tells me is that we definitely have free will, but God will not force us to go to Heaven. Before we are transformed by Christ our minds can be very deceptive. People think of Heaven and Hell and Christianity in far different terms than what they truly are, and end up rejecting Jesus Christ.

(4) I don't have a straight answer for this one either. But there's nothing in the Bible that really speaks of it, as far as I know, so I guess they can choose whichever one they want. It's certainly not a sin to be born intersex, nor would I imagine it to be a sin to choose a gender in that situation.
I doubt God thinks it's funny, since it causes people a lot of pain and confusion. It's the same sort of thing when people are born with deformities or illnesses. The world is sinful, and bad things can happen.

June 12, 2015 at 17:15
Celby

Celby

1) There is a divine plan, which plays out once you’ve given your life to God. The thing is that you have to be willing to undergo it.
James 4:8- Draw near to God and He’ll draw near to you.
As long as you’ve surrendered your life to Him, He will lead you. God guides his children, so you don’t have to worry if His plan is taking place in your life.
Philippians 1:6 -Being confident of this, that He who has begun a good work in you will carry it to completion until the day of Jesus Christ.
HE will do the work and HE will complete it. Yes, you make mistakes but the important thing is that you come back to him and repent. Pray and read His word as both are tools in knowing the will of God. Whatever glorifies Him and is honorable before Him, do. Live according to the Bible, because that is the way He wants you to live, in Spirit and in Truth, taking all effort to grow in Him and produce fruit: Galatians 5:22- But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against these things there is no law.
As long as you are living in submission to the Father, you know it is His will:
James 4:7- Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
So, live by the Word and turn to it to know the will of the Father.
2) I guess, similarly to the first answer, if you submit your will to God’s you are living his plan. Pray He will guide you. Make no mistake if God sees you are a willing servant, He WILL guide you. Just have trust that He will do so. He will complete what he started in you.

3)What I know is that He loves each and every one of us, which is why He created us, wanting us to live. We make our own choices, regarding whether we follow Him or not. It was all His plan and you just have to trust Him. I myself recently learned this. Revelation 16:7- And I heard the altar respond: “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.
Trust in Him is very important, as long as you trust in Him, it will be well. God knows a lot more than we do about this whole universe and each individual creature.

4) I’m no expert on this ‘intersex’ thing, but all I know is that deformities in the body from birth are the result of sin in this world. All disease came because of it. And also, many mental disabilities are greatly affected by the lifestyle of the parents themselves, not necessarily because the child did anything. But, I don’t think you should take my word on this one. I guess the person has to seek God on what they should take on and possibly even ask for healing where it can be done.

God Bless!

June 12, 2015 at 22:19
faithhopechocolate

faithhopechocolate

“You’re all just puppets. Tangled in… strings… There are no strings on me.”
~Ultron

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. 🙂

June 13, 2015 at 20:10
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