Saturday, June 12, 2010

Destiny. June 12, 2010.

“Don’t forget your history nor your destiny.” – Bob Marley

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Do you believe in destiny? Do you believe the book on your future is already written and that you are just passively living out the chapters?

If things are just “meant to be,” does that mean we don’t have any choices? Or any control over how things turn out?

Key to Christianity and several other religions is the concept of free will. If you think about it, free will flies in the face of destiny. Free will means that at every moment, we can decide between A and B. As long as we can decide, there can be no destiny, because destiny means that our future is set in stone.

But maybe destiny means something else. Maybe our destinies are much more broad. Maybe our destiny is to be happy and fulfilled, no matter how that takes place. Perhaps whatever road we choose will somehow lead us to that destiny. That means that the only road we can choose that would NOT lead us to our destiny would be suicide, because suicide brings all destiny to a screeching halt. Suicide cannot be anyone’s destiny, because no one is born for the sole purpose of destroying himself.

What is your destiny?

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