Speaking of the lord, my friends and I had a discussion a few days back on the existence of god and us believing in it. This is a free world and everybody, right from E.coli (if they could think) to Blue whales (Thanks heavens they don't think!) to Us (Why oh Why do we think!), has a right to believe in whatever they want. Thus, came the existence of God. God is defined as the higher power who resides in a place only he/she knows of and takes care of the birth-death cycle.
Every culture has their own definition of God. You must have encountered the question, "Do you believe in God?" at least once in your life. What has your answer been? Have you fumbled and racked your brain for one? I, for one, have.
For some reason, I have been asked this particular question so many times that I have now decided to analyse what I actually think and put it down for me to learn by heart and for the eager to know. Actually speaking, this question does not have a one-word answer. I cannot answer this question in a "Yes" or "No". Still, if you insist, the answer would be yes. Yes, I do believe in God. But, the way I view God is very much different from the way my parents, my peers view God.
Some believe fanatically only the God belonging to the respective religion, some in the overall existence of God, irrespective of religion. Some believe in idol-worship, some believe in the shapeless yet powerful form of it. Some believe in God as a lover, some as the lord/master, some as a teacher, and some as a friend.
I believe in God as a friend. For me, God is a friend who listens to me, gives me the most enigmatic solutions, lends me a shoulder to cry on, yet expects nothing from me. I don't have to keep in constant contact with him, because God always is in contact with me. He is everywhere. The most astonishing thing about God is that he/she is not as powerful as we think. He is bound by destiny and time. Majorly, time. That is whole base of my belief in God. I don't belive in God because God can do anything. I believe in God because there are some things he/she cannot do and that is what is real and most importantly, believable.
This world is nothing if not full of miracles. If reality makes life believable, the event of miracles makes it interesting to live in. The gift of time is the greatest gift of God. Yet God is bound by it. He cannot take back your experiences, but he will help you learn from it. He will not tell you your future, but he lay down clues and give you hints to be prepared for it. When you ask for something, there are three ways in which your wish could be granted:
- He listens to you and gives you exactly what you want then and there.
- He listens to you. But he will not give you what you want. What he gives may be unexpected but better than what you asked for.
- He doesn't give you what you want because he knows that you really don't need it or you already have it.
Maybe, I was wrong when I said that God doesn't expect anything from you. All God expects from you is a little bit of trust. It is not very hard to give, but yet the hardest thing to do. Yes, I know I didn't make much sense here. But think over it. I'm sure it start getting clearer over passage of time.
That's all from me now. I want to sign off with a random thought of mine, something which I have been bursting to tell:
"If you happen to believe in something that only you believe in and know that the whole world believes the opposite, think twice before you make your belief permanent. You may be gifted with Divine Sight, but the rest of the world is not blind."
See you soon. Do let me know what you think.