Faith Vs Fate

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Fate

When God created the human race, He created them in His image and likeness according to the book of Genesis in the Bible. Man was created in the likeness of his Creator, and God has written a good plan for our lives, but God does not dictate or demand we take His way because He created us with the power to choose. The ability to choose is what sets us apart from all other creations, and that is a lot of power we have been given when you think about it. God had perfection in mind for us when he created mankind, but our first earthly father and mother - Adam and Eve, chose against God's best for them and perfection was tainted. But then, God the Father sent
His son Jesus, to gives us another chance to choose God's best, but today many people are still taking the path of Adam and Eve which will only lead to death.

I hear the saying all the time from those who have not chosen Jesus as their Lord, "Whatever will be, will be." Have you ever heard that statement? If we look deeper into that statement, it is bone-chilling to think that whatever happens in life was meant to be, but unfortunately, that is the modus operandi of the world. I beg to differ. If this "belief system" is true, then what is the reason for prayer, quiet times with the Lord, fasting, or even going to church? If our lives were lived with this predestined path of unfortunate and tragic events, with a few happy moments between, then why would Jesus have needed to come to earth to save us?

If Jesus gave His life for us in the extent of such bitter and physical abuse even unto death to return us to the position of right standing with our Heavenly Father, then the belief system of "Whatever will be, will be" has no space in our lives. When Jesus died and rose again from the dead, our Heavenly Father not only gave us eternal life, but He blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ – "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ" (Ephesians 1:3 NIV). This suggests that though our destiny was derailed by Adam & Eve's wrong choice now because of the position of Jesus, He has re-established us to our destiny and the perfect plan God has for us.

"I've seen dreams that move the mountains, hope that doesn't ever end, even when the sky is falling. I've seen miracles just happen, silent prayers get answered, broken hearts become brand new — That's what faith can do. " ~ Kutless.