I Gave 29 People The Chance To Ask God Just One Question, And Let's Just Say God Is Gonna Be Busy For A While

I Gave 29 People The Chance To Ask God Just One Question, And Let's Just Say God Is Gonna Be Busy For A While

They range from serious to not so serious.

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Do you ever think about what questions you would ask God if given the chance? Questions about your future, your present day, or how the world works? I asked 29 people, a mixture of guys and girls ranging in age from 17-23, if given the chance, what one question they would want to ask God. This is what they said.

1. "How did you create everything in the universe?"

Male, 22

2. "How are you so patient with us when we are slow to learn things sometimes?"

Female, 23

3. "Do we all see the same colors?"

Male, 17

4. "Why can't everyone focus on loving each other?"

Female, 20

5. "Why did you let my mom marry such a jerk?"

Male, 18

6. "Am I physically, relationally, and goal-wise where I'm supposed to be?"

Female, 19

7. "How do people age in Heaven?"

Male, 20

8. "Are fire ants really neccessary?"

Female, 21

9. "Why are some people 'predestined' and some aren't?"

Male, 22

10. "Why do some people claim to be Christians but then deliveratly sin knowing that judgement day is coming?"

Female, 19

11. "Why can life be difficult sometimes?"

Male, 18

12. "How do you choose the people who have to suffer in order to show your greatness to others?"

Female, 18

13. "Why do bad things happen to good people?"

Male, 20

14. "Am I living in your will and plans for my life right now, and if not, what should I do?"

Female, 19

15. "Everyone says french horn is 'God's instrument', but what is actually your instrument?"

Male, 22

16. "When will I meet my future husband?"

Female, 20

17. "Are there more humans out there?"

Male, 22

18. "Why do I have depression/anxiety and how can I stop having it?"

Female, 19

19. "What does Chick-fil-A use to make their chicken taste so heavenly?"

Male, 20

20. "What is heaven really like?"

Female, 20

21. "Why did you make insects that sting?"

Female, 18

22. "What is love?"

Female, 19

23. "Why do good things happen to people who do awful things?"

Female, 20

24. "Are there people on earth now who can actually see angels?"

Female, 20

25. "Can I have more than one question?"

Male, 22

26. "How can I do my part?"

Female, 18

27. "What will my future look like in five years?"

Female, 19

28. "Where did Jesus get His DNA from?"

Female, 20

29. "How much longer until you're coming back?"

Female, 22

As you can see, some people have a deep personal matter they want to get to the bottom of, while others are simply curious as to how the world works. I hope if you're reading this that you realize you are not alone in your questions, and someone out there is probably wondering the same thing. So ask away, because I know God would love to hear your questions (and he just might give you some answers).

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When God Says, “Not Right Now.”

“God give me faith to wait and not manipulate. To trust You fully, no matter how my circumstances may appear." — Lynn Cowell

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One of the most frustrating yet beautiful things is when God tells us “no" or “not right now."

At the time, you may have agony or desperation for this one thing to work out in your life, but it slips away from you. You may ask God why. Why does He want you to be unhappy? Why does He want to take away your dreams?

At the time, you cannot see how much God truly is working in your life, but He is. In my life, every time that I was disappointed that a plan or dream didn't work out, I was devastated. I didn't want to be in a position where I was challenged and tested. I wanted all the blessings to flow and to fulfill what I thought was my plan in life. But that's exactly what it was: my plan.

I did not see at the time that that is not what God intended for me and that He actually had far greater plans than I did for myself. He needed to mold me into who I am supposed to be today. Along the way I have met the most amazing people that have had a huge impact on my life, have gone through the most amazing experiences with God, and I wouldn't trade going through all the trials because it has truly made me into the woman I am today.

“What God does in us while we wait is as important as what we are waiting for." – John Ortberg

God is continually, endlessly, working in our lives.

We may not see it, but He is. We may blame God for all the things that are going wrong in our lives, but we never see that in the end, we were supposed to go through the low valleys to get to the high, amazing, and beautiful mountains in our lives.

I truly believe that it's when you're at the bottom of the darkest pit in your life that you can actually see the light of God shining brightly upon you. During these times, pray to Him to lead you to understanding that this is all a part of His plan for you.

It hurts God to see that His child is suffering, but in order to carve out just the person that you are supposed to be, you must go through challenges. Where you are today is no accident. God is using the challenge you are in to shape you and prepare you for the place He wants you tomorrow. When it comes to God's plan, timing is absolutely everything.

Looking back on all the events that I had to endure before getting to where I am now, I know that I had to go through the trials in order to be just who I am today, which is happier than I have ever been because I know God and His plan for me. Waiting is the most difficult job of hope, but you must remain faithful and know that God is guiding you.

“When I wait, you strengthen my heart." Psalm 27:14

When you are waiting for God's righteous plan, don't lose faith in His goodness. He only wants the best for you, and in the end, you will look back and see just how much He truly was working in your life. Be patient and the blessings will flow.

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Poetry On Odyssey: Ego

Years later, we can still learn something about ourselves and our morality from Freud.

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I'm studying Freud now for maybe the 5th time

So I'm familiarized with his notorious line


It starts off as ID, ending at SuperEgo

Which helps you gauge if you're good, and hopefully not evil


It's the impossible goal to balance Ego in the middle

I think back on myself, trying so hard to fiddle


The morality dial to a place to that felt right

Where my mind was peace and my soul could feel light


I think now that I've made it, but I hadn't at first

So my earlier years were understandably the worst


My first day of grade school I was instantly smitten

Well aware that my guidelines had already been written


I was taught that fulfillment could be found in God's Word

His love the incentive with which I was lured


But she was just so damn sweet, with long hair and dark eyes

I hated myself for thinking same as the guys


Adam would never have lain down with a man

So to make it to Heaven, she was not in the plan


Later in life I was leaving high school

Taking dick, smoking pot and breaking rules to look cool


When on a contemplative car ride one night with my friend

My SuperEgo delusion came to a startling end


I asked, "Have you ever felt like you were missing a penis before?"

Her expression told me not to bring that up anymore


That night sent me deep into a pit of self loathing

I could pass as pure to my church, but felt absolutely nothing


I was shrink wrapped in guilt for the secrets I held

Taught that my kind were all children of the Angel that Fell


I felt I had failed, too wrapped up in desire

Postmarked now for down under as a fag, tranny and liar


Even though I would spend just two more years with God's son

I had denied who I was till the damage was done


All those times that I'd judged queer folks with disgust

Held me down like a freight train infested with rust


I internalized all the hatred I'd spread

Every comment placed pea-like in my soft Christian bed


That was the past, I breath easier now

But not without finding my "who" and my "how"


The person I'm now is so earthquakingly free

I mourn the years without girlfriends and the pronouns "him/he"


Pretty Boy is all honest, and that's pretty much "how"

I was able to end up at "who" I am now


It seems that its easy to find your Ego on the line

When your ID and your Super are authentically defined


But not by a god or a priest or a book

Right and wrong will come out if you're willing to look

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