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Give it to God? Wtf does that mean? It doesn't work. I've tried numerous times. We're parasites

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posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: GoShredAK

Maybe you are misunderstanding the connection that is supposed to be made. God is love. When you experience love in your life that is God flooding your presence. Trials, hardships, and mental anguish are simply part of change. The way they make you feel is a matter of your perception of these events.




posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 07:00 PM
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originally posted by: NateTheAnimator

If I don't feel like taking responsibility for beating my wife should I just give that to God because I can't handle the psychological ramifications of that action? I understand what your saying but how far do you take that logic?


I suppose you could use it that way and I'm sure you wouldn't be the first person to do so. However, the major difference is that "beating your wife" isn't something out of your control. You have full control over that kind of action so if you're doing it you can change it. Giving your problems over to God is more to do with problems that you have no control over.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 11:08 PM
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To cut to the chase: there is something wrong about the way you see God or your expectations of Him. Keep asking and knocking. Be willing to accept the answer. And btw, platitudes piss me off too.

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posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 12:03 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Dude just re read this And comprehended further. How the heck has ATS accumulated so many great people. You, cool being only confuse me further. As in, why do wonderful people waste their time with me?
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posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 12:11 AM
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originally posted by: Cinrad
To cut to the chase: there is something wrong about the way you see God or your expectations of Him. Keep asking and knocking. Be willing to accept the answer. And btw, platitudes piss me off too.


The only way this thread can carry on is if so member comes along and lists as many platitude statements as possible and we all examine the legitimacy of each. Otherwise were About done, as per the usual.



posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 04:57 PM
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Let go and let God

The Lord works in mysterious ways

Sometimes He calms the storm, sometimes He calms the child

God is good all the time, all the time God is good.

God has a great plan for your life

Smile, Jesus loves you



Every one of those statements is absolutely correct. But the problem with platitudes is not that they aren't correct, it's that someone gives them to you to brush you off, to get rid of you. If they really cared, they would stick around and show you how that statement applies to your life or situation, get right down to the details of what you are going through and keep talking with you till you saw the light of what they were saying. That takes time, most people are not willing to give up time for others.
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posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 12:16 AM
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a reply to: Cinrad

Thanks for the encouragement. Ya know. I was feeling positive about the day, this morning when I first read this. I was of the mindset of today I'm gonna get things done.

Now tonight as I finally reply I'm looking back. I have accomplished what I set out for, and three particular divine things seemed to fall into place.

I don't want to count my chickens before the eggs hatch, but it'll be Interesting to see if I can keep this momentum going.



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 12:35 AM
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a reply to: GoShredAK

I don't know what is the story but I keep checking in .. your calm makes me calm .. glad you sharing your head space the replies also .. it just shows that people care for no reason it's nice



posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 02:20 AM
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a reply to: Layaly




keep checking in .. your calm makes me calm .. ..


This was awesome to read, pretty cool.




shows that people care for no reason it's nice


I've been noticing that too, it is really nice and trips me out kind of.

Ill be sure to come back here until I'm finally where I wanna be.



posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 04:36 AM
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a reply to: Layaly

Just realized I sort of abandoned this subject and it's only fair I provide an update for the participants.

My acute anxiety is still waxing and waning but for the most part, I'm doing awesome!

We've been doing wholesome things, made proper steps towards a better life. I'm sober.

I've literally watched positivity manifest in my life over the course of a few days. I attribute this to God rewarding faith and right choices.

As far as kicking benzos, I'm still tapering but am on the weakest one made at the lowest dose and days away from being 100% pharma (and other stuff!) free, thank God.

Staying in shape, eating healthy, slowing gearing up for another go in the cage. I never admitted it (only a few people may even know what I'm referring to here) but I was 150 In that fight, in the midst of this bad chapter of life, and just utterly unprepared.

Now, how I should be, I'm basically dependency free and walking around at a healthy lean 165 lbs. The real me.

My next MMA Bout, win or lose, will paint a much different picture.



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