Commonsense goes a long way, and if we used more of it, we wouldn’t rely on Dr. Phil, or Oprah, or, within the religious realm, the myriad of psycho-spiritual counselors writing books telling us how to live our lives to . . . tell us how to live our lives.
But like ravens attracted to shiny objects, we people are funny, gravitating toward media and its bright exterior, and when the right voice tells us something patently obvious, like,
“Trust is a necessary component to a healthy relationship,”
we mentally genuflect at their perspicacity. And we buy their book.
Perhaps if we trusted in ourselves more, and our intelligence, ability to ask questions, and relationship with God as a means to acquire wisdom (“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him,” — James 1:5), we wouldn’t have to be so dependent upon the thoughts, opinions, and interpretations of others.
Those others, incidentally, are generous in giving us spiritual advice, not the least of which is, if we don’t trust God enough, He won’t answer our prayers. But is this true? I don’t think so.
If you don’t think so, either, or sincerely hope that you don’t have to be the ultimate Faith Warrior in order for God to listen to you, please read my Christian Post article, Dang: I Don’t Trust God Enough.