In my opinion, I don’t think he does.
At least not in our decisions. We get in life whatever we choose to do. God will not interfere with our decisions. That’s what free will is. The ability to do whatever we want to do.
I’ve noticed a lot more people here in this town standing on the corners asking for help. These guys, and a couple girls, look physically capable to hold a job. Why aren’t they? I believe it’s because they don’t want to put in the effort to work.
A coworker and I were talking about what God will provide us, as his creations.
I presented a situation.
I asked, if a man was to go off into the wilderness and sit on the ground and refuse to get up and there were no people around or anyone who knew he was out there; would God provide the things he needs?
I said no, and he mentioned a verse,
And I had to agree. But then I ask myself why so many people don’t realize that, or do they just choose not to practice it. So I thought about it. And I realized that the one thing these people have lost and the one thing that separates Faith from Fear; is HOPE.
My coworker told me the definition for Faith comes from Hebrews 11:1.
Faith is the substance of things HOPED for, the evidence of things not seen.
Then I read a quote by Bob Proctor,
So I took the definition for Faith, and replaced the word HOPE with DESPAIR,
Fear is the substance of things DESPAIRED, the evidence of things not seen,
and I saw what I had lost in my past for the reason I could not sober up. I had lost HOPE. And without Hope I could not see the Prize. Without Hope I could not see the benefits of sobriety, so by practicing Fear I would always go back to using. Now that I’ve been sober for over five years, I have experienced the rewards and sobriety is so much easier now. And I believe this is true for every aspect of my life. I’ve learned that any time I lose Hope, I can not see the rewards. Life begins to seem impossible, like going back to school, finding a better job, but as long as I keep Hope, I practice Faith and life seems so much easier. But it’s a battle every day. I’ve also learned that it could take months, even years but I just have to keep moving forward.
I do believe in God, and I believe he helps those who help themselves. Then I thought about those people on the corners. They’re putting in work, and getting a reward. We just do it differently, we do it the only way we know how. Because that’s all we can do; What we know.