God helps those who help themselves
Some people are fatalists of the worst kind. They have a very wrong notion about God. They think that since they worship God, God will shower all kinds of blessings on them. They remain idle in the hope that God will help them in all eventualities. Such people lose self- confidence, become miserably dependent on fate and ultimately suffer failure and ruin. God has blessed us with aptitudes, talents and faculties. He expects us to make full use of them. He cannot possibly encourage us to lead a life of idleness, inaction and servitude. Basically, you have to act in this world to get things done. Rarely do things just show up by themselves. This does happen, but not at a statistically significant level to count on it. However, after you act, you have to let it go. You can’t predict the outcome, and you definitely can’t control it. Thus, I have come to the conclusion that our best recourse is to do what we can and then hope for the results. We have to act and then surrender. God wants us to develop our personality and character to the fullest possible extent. He wants to see us physically active, mentally alert and spiritually exalted. No amount of the worship of God can please Him unless we stir about and act. God does not like those who waste away their time and energy in wishing for and dreaming of the things they do not want to earn by dint of hard work. He will not help us if we do not help ourselves. Self-help is the greatest virtue. A self-reliant person has an iron will and a strong determination. He overcomes all hurdles and achieves success by striving incessantly. Have you ever heard the story about the man whose house was flooding? As the water level rose many people came to help him but every time he answered “God will save me”. Soon the man wakes up in heaven and asks God "Why didn't you save me" God replied " I sent the police, two boats and a helicopter, what else did you want"?
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