5 Strange Misconceptions About God We Need To Set Straight

Have we got our ideas about divinity wrong? There are so many man-made misconceptions about God, that I’m compelled to set the facts straight now!

I often wonder if we’ve got our idea of the Creator all wrong. There are so many misconceptions about God, so many strange expectations! To begin with, why would ‘God’, who has access to everything and needs nothing that we can offer (because He IS everything) not give you what you want?

What would God do by keeping everything good for Himself?

Note : While I’m not declaring a gender for God, but I’m in no mood to write He/She everytime I make a reference, so let’s use He.

And, is it even God, if He enjoys seeing us ‘begging for mercy’? Does God need His ego to be flattered, and really does God even have one?!

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And just like those questions above, I have a few bones to pick with humanity. Let’s throw out these misconceptions and get our facts straight about God. Shall we?

Misconception #1 – God’s grace is only invoked through prayers, rituals, sacrifices, lighting candles, etc.

What about the atheists? I know a few, and they don’t look miserable. God hasn’t even punished them yet, for being so bold and declaring God is non-existent.

And think of this. We’ve all met someone we can call the ‘most selfless person ever’. Then considering that God is the combination of all the highest qualities everyone has, including selflessness……does it even make sense that God would only give you something when you worship and please Him with intense sacrificial rituals?

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What would God get with all that glorification – who is He even competing against to prove his glory? Does God even need validation, could God be insecure?

Truth is there really is no right or wrong way to invoke the omnipresent, all-pervasive presence in our lives. Your relationship with the Universe is whatever you make of it.

Misconception #2 – “God needs to help other people, so maybe today’s not our turn.”

But if it’s God, if it’s the Universe, if it’s the Divine, then this is an omnipresent soul. Then there shouldn’t be a Round-Robin service, I think it should be ’round-the-clock!

This is sheerly a sign of living with the mindset of lack. It’s about staying blind to the power of Divine Guidance. It further reflects our lack of self-worth, and judgment towards ourselves, thinking we don’t deserve care or help in moments of need.

Read More : Healing Self-Esteem Through Inner Child Work

Misconception #3 – But what if God gets ‘fed-up’?

Is there really a limit on how much God will do for you before He decides He’s done enough? Who decides that you’re a lost cause, and it’s time for God to abandon you? What happens to such people – do they get thrown out of the Universe?

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Adding to the previous point, the idea that people are too toxic to be saved is just barbaric. Healing, love and compassion are the inherent natures of our being.

More often than not, we’re under soul contracts, obligated to treat each other in tough ways that help us learn our spiritual lessons once and for all.

Misconception #4 – Asking God for help is a sign of weakness.

If It Isn’t God – what stops us from taking help?

It is ego that says “I am INDEPENDENT. I will do this all by myself”.

There are people that claim they’ve never asked God for anything! There’s another growing trend of people calling themselves ‘SELF-MADE’.

So then I wonder, how much of a self-made person are you, really?

Do you harvest your own food? Stitch your own clothes from the cotton growing in your backyard? Grow your own trees for the all your well-carved furniture? You know where I’m going with this.

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You see – no matter how hard you try, you cannot be a self-sufficient, isolated ecosystem. We were never made to do unnecessary heavy-lifting in the first place!

We are here to come together with our unique qualities and simply help each other grow towards our Oneness with the Universe.

By being ‘self-sufficient’ and never asking for help, who are we even trying to prove a point to?

I am not preaching here, because I came from the same mindset of self-sufficiency. And it was this huge blockage that disconnected me. After all, I was saying I am separate, and therefore I must take care of myself separately. How can such a person experience Oneness?

The Universe likes the fastest way to self-evolution. It wants to help you. It’s YOU that’s deciding to ride a bicycle to the finish line, when really, you could be on a Hayabusa!

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Misconception #5 – How can you believe in something you’ve never seen before?

We need to understand that we are always, constantly being helped and looked after. But because things are manifesting behind the scenes, instead of counting our blessings, we’re usually questioning its occurrence at all.

The Universe is NOT beating a drum for you, every time it helps. Would you have preferred that instead? Would have been kind of annoying, honestly. We must admire it working in a wondrous silence.

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But then there are moments in life, when we are met by Divine Intervention. We know in that moment, “this couldn’t have been by chance, this wasn’t ME. This was something much bigger, more powerful”.

For me the first signs of God stepping into my life were Angel Numbers. Boy, was that an exciting breakthrough!

In retrospect, we can always agree that things worked out for the best. Why? Simply because things were working in your favor, even when you didn’t think so.

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Concluding Thoughts

So what I’m trying to put out there, is that the creator, God, the Universe is always working for you. Whether you ask for it or not. Divinity isn’t against you, it’s working FOR you. At all times.

YOU can make your life much more better, and more meaningful, if you let go of your guilt of asking for too much, or trying to figure everything out on your own. And instead work with the Universe to co-create a reality that better suits your human experience.

Now that you know this, only one question remains, “slow-motion, or accelerated living?”

Choice is yours! 😉

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5 Misconceptions about God We Need to Set Straight

Do You ‘Love Too Much’? Read this.

You’ll need to ‘see’ this post, just as much you need to ‘read’ it to understand the practical analogy for “if you love too much”.

“I do a lot for other people, but I never feel as appreciated. I feel like I love too much!”

If this sounds like you, keep reading.

Today, we’re going to use an analogy to understand what’s going on. And hopefully, how to overcome it.

NOTE: This analogy is not limited to romantic relationships. But we’re using it, because it’ll be easier to get. You’ll see what I mean!

The Rice Analogy

Imagine that you are a shopkeeper who sells rice.

Why rice, you ask? Because that’s my food of choice. I’m an Asian. Shall we proceed, now?

Okay, so.

One day, your crush comes up to you and asks you for a small bag of rice. Trying to impress, you offer her/him a medium bag. FOR THE PRICE OF A SMALL BAG.

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She walks off happy with your extra rice and heart.

She comes back after a week. This time, she’s brought money for the medium rice. You play it cool, you only give her a medium bag of rice, just like she asked. She walks off disappointed though, and you have a feeling she’s not coming back.

“God, just please bring her back!”

You’ll ‘up’ your game the next time, you promise.
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She doesn’t come back for a couple of weeks, but when she finally does, she’s with a new guy. That’s it! You’ve got to make your best move now! You hand her the large bag of rice, for the price of a medium. New guy – 0, You – 1.

As for your finances, it’s a minus 1. But love conquers all, everyone knows that! Don’t be stingy! Money is an illusion anyway. Right?

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Over time, you both begin to build a good relationship. You share a couple of laughs, have coffee and cute moments like all rice-couples probably do. You’re ‘more than friends’. Or so, you’ve started to believe.

But one day, she’s back at your shop with new guy. And now, you notice he’s got his arm around her. He isn’t new guy anymore, he’s the guy. So, in a moment of panic, you do what you do best. You place an irresistible offer.

You offer a medium bag of rice, free with the large bag, only for the cost of a large. You’re broke anyway at this point, but if you can save this relation, things will be alright.

She’s hesitant. “That’s too much”, she says. You insist that it’s for ‘old-time’s sake’. With a cordial nod, she takes the bags, and they begin to walk away.

But what’s that? She hands the free bag to her guy. Gulp.

You just got LOVE-MUGGED.
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By this point, you’ve invested a LOT of rice in this crush. And your crush has ‘used you’, ended up crush-ing you. And all that free-loading has cost you a huge loss. You are suffering, not just emotionally, but financially too.

One day, a wealthy customer comes up to your shop. Her angelic face is a reflection of her heart of gold. This could have been the love of your life, your partner in crime, the perfect gravy to your rice.

But all the stress finally caught up with you – you’re closing down.

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Does any part of this sound familiar?

I know that it’s a crude way to look at our emotional investment in other people. But unfortunately, we can’t see love like the undervalued rice. We can’t quantify it in bags, and put a price tag on it.

And thus, because of the mistreatment and taken-for-granted relationships, so many people spend their lives doing more than they need to, for those that don’t need it, and thus don’t appreciate it.

“I will never trust/love/marry again”.

By the time life gives them a chance to form better relations, they’re emotionally depleted. Scarred for life! So many people lose their focus from work, go into depression and become victims of substance abuse.

So what’s the takeaway, and how can we overcome this?

Just because you can offer more rice, doesn’t mean the other person needs it.

In reality, the best way to check this is, if you stopped doing some of your out-of-the-way gestures, would this person even notice? Probably not.

Even if they did, it wouldn’t be a deal-breaker for them. The person that’s so used to being ‘spoiled’ might throw a couple of taunts and tantrums, but trust me – they’re not going anywhere! You’ll still be happy together. And imagine what you could do now, with all that spare time/effort!

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Hang out more with the people that enjoy your rice.

Ever heard the saying, “marry someone that loves you, not someone that you love”? Ofcourse you don’t have to enter a pretentious relation where you don’t feel invested, but everyone deserves security.

Whether it’s a friend or romantic interest, if you are constantly admitting that this person is ‘out of your league’, there’s a chance that your rice is made for someone else.

Don’t quit any relations, just go spend more of your time (probably saved from doing less, from the point above) with people that make you feel more loved!

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Don’t close your shop. Use the rice that’s left for yourself. Take a break, and come back with a better brand.

Don’t become ‘cold-hearted’. Don’t become a raging alcoholic. And don’t change yourself!

Use solitude, traveling, new hobbies, new friendships – handle it maturely. Invest your rice, your love in YOU. And the best thing about self-love, is that unlike rice which requires more money and planning, self-love generates on its own overtime, within YOU.

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Self-love is a whole other topic to talk about though. If you’re looking for more ideas, take a look at this video.

Concluding Thoughts

This post is dedicated to every single person that’s loved a friend or romantic partner with all their heart, and still lost.

Don’t give up, it wasn’t really a loss. You just haven’t met your kind of people yet.

Keep going 🙂

P.S. Here’s another stickmen analogy about Identity Crisis, check it out!

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