How God helps us find answers
By Julia Fernandes
October 18, 2011
After I write any new story, as a practice, I post the link of the story on many groups and forums so as to ensure maximum people read it. I had posted one such article on a group. Few days back a person posted a comment on the link of one of my articles making a mockery of God.
When I first read the comment I was taken aback. I did not know how to react. I usually refrain from getting into conflicts with people who differ from my views as the Bible says never argue with a fool. I went about my work as usual though I was disturbed by the comment, figuring out whether to retaliate or just ignore the comment.
I was just all alone in my thoughts. I plunged deep into my heart and asked myself, "What if somebody had to ridicule or make fun about somebody very close or dear to me? Would I ignore the barb or would I stand up for that person?" The answer my heart gave was, "Yes, I would stand up for my loved one."
That’s when I told myself, if it is a yes for a loved one, it has to be yes for God, too. I logged in my account, found the article and posted a fitting reply to the person who wrote the comment. I scolded him warning him never to make fun of a divine power he has no knowledge about. By evening that person posted, "Am sorry God." I felt relieved.
Yesterday, I was browsing through some of my old papers and I came across a paper that had something written on it. It was a scripture reference -- Galatians 6:7, "Be not deceived, for God is not mocked." Suddenly, I recollected the man’s comment. At that moment it struck me that what I did was the right thing.
If only I had come across this first it would have been easier for me to take the decision of correcting the man. But, I guess God did not want it that way. God, perhaps, wanted to test and see how much love I have in my heart for Him. He wanted to gauge how outraged I felt when I saw the comment and how spontaneously would I respond.
God wanted me to correct that man for reasons other than God’s fear and laws. And the reason I discovered was love. Love for God enabled me to admonish the person. Sometimes, after making a choice, God reveals that we are right. Though the answers are all round us, God teaches us to search for them, even if it means that the search begins from your very own heart!