I was listening to an interview on the news recently with a local businessman who has been very successful. His company created a product that has taken off and has made him oodles and boodles of money. This isn’t a post of jealousy, hell I am happy for the guy, I know the guy. He is a smart and hardworking cat. What pisses me off is not his success but that he proclaims, for all the world to hear, that he gives all the credit to God.
Now this guy has an advance degree in rocket science, so he is smart. His Daddy is a rich rocket scientist too. His DNA and gene pool is more advanced than mine. Did God wave some magic wand over his head and grant him this? Yea, I don’t think so. Did God sprinkle this guy and his family with some kind of special “smart & successful” dust? Again, I don’t think so. Why would a God single this guy out with glory, fame and riches while my good friend was struck done in the prime of his life withering away in his bed with Multiple Sclerosis? Is that fair? Is the equitable?
I understand why people make these kind of statements. Saying that I owe all of my success to God sounds better, at least in the South, than “I am just one incredibly smart human being”. Honestly, that is what I would rather hear. Why would a God bless this guy and then kick my friend in the nuts? Again, no sour grapes, I happy for his success. He has worked hard to make his product a reality but please take a little credit for it.
It would seem to me that God would have more on her mind than his bank account, and new lake house. How about the single mother working at McDonald’s who doesn’t have the $500 to pay her rent this month. Is this part of God’s plan too? Or my friend, who is basically dying a slow death, why didn’t he get any of that God fairy dust?
I am happy for this successful businessman. He is a nice guy from a wonderful family. He can afford all the fun toys life has to offer but don’t give all the credit to God. It cheapens the accomplishment, and short changes the rest of us. Why wasn’t I worthy of all this good fortune? Why weren’t you?
If you are waiting for God to reach down and give you some road map to make your life complete how is it going? Are you still waiting? Better yet, how long do you plan on waiting? Just asking, just asking.