I really don’t worry about it per se, but it does bug me a bit and it bugs me when people preach that we always have agency and infer meaning our choices are not limited.]]>
There are only two choices in life:
Hearken to God’s will or not?
Each of us is, in a sense, a small boat adrift in an ocean filled with powerful currents. The currents are too strong for us. Trying to change them on our own is like trying to navigate the ocean with a set of oars – you can row all day and night and still be pushed backwards.
God offers us a sail and a favorable wind.
You can either keep rowing, or you can raise sail and let God carry you to the far shore.
But that’s really your only options.]]>
No one on this planet can “force” you to do anything without your choice. It is impossible.]]>
Both these reactions can consume your time and resources and hence alter your choices. But before you throw to big of a pity party remember your actions also change the choices of everyone with whom you interact. Your decision to not buy lunch at the corner deli might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back and cause them to close. Your decision to close your store early one day might force a bride to pay more (at a competitor of course) causing hardship in her marriage.
Be the one that adds value (karma?) to exchanges with others – make their choices easier, nicer, better and perhaps eventually you’ll stop worrying about your choices.
Have a good day]]>