To make a very long story short, I have essentially living as if I believed in predestination, but predestination I can screw up.
Not a happy existence.
I spent most of my time wondering and miserable.
Am I doing the right thing?
Is this the perfect best for my life?
Why am I not hearing what God wants me to do?
Is it wrong to decide to do something, if I haven’t heard God clearly say I should do it?
Can I actually make any choices of my own or do I have to spend a lifetime trying to read God’s mind?
But then, I took a course called “The Mystique of Human Leadership” and the professor stressed over and over and OVER that God created us as THINKING beings with a brain and that God wants us to use that brain to make choices about our lives. Yes, some really big things are set in stone by God, but other things -MOST things- are left up to us.
Talk about freeing!
I can actually do and be what/who I want to be!
…on that thought….