I've seen this happen here and elsewhere. When someone is going through a difficult time in their marriage, job, etc., and they are mainly looking for a sounding board, or maybe advice. Inevitably someone pops up and spouts off, "God wants you to save your marriage" or "God doesn't want you to give up".
Ignoring for a moment that there's a 50/50 chance that's even the right advice (meaning the marriage may or may not be worth saving), why suggest in the first place that someone not only knows what God is thinking, but that they are authorized to speak for him? How is it not an attempt to be condescending, and suggest that the speaker knows the way and wills of said deity better than the person they're speaking to?
God doesn't want for anything
Answer by Anonymous at 1:50 PM on Jul. 13, 2011
Answer by scout_mom at 1:50 PM on Jul. 13, 2011
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:51 PM on Jul. 13, 2011
I never thought of it that way but you make complete sense. No one knows what God wants or what he is thinking, even the Bible says that. It is NOT our place to tell another what God would have or wouldn't have for their life. My belief is the only way to know what God wants/doesn't want for a person is through their own personal prayer and leading.
Answer by amazinggrace83 at 1:51 PM on Jul. 13, 2011
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