Please don’t tell me you’re mad at God and can’t speak to Him because He let Great Aunt Suzy die and she didn’t deserve it. You can’t keep up this attitude or you’re going to die wrapped up in the same ignorance that let Aunt Suzy die.
God was talking to you from the moment you were conceived but you got too big for your britches and began ignoring Him. He wanted to teach you how to win the temptations and trials you were going to face. He wanted to show you how to whip some ugly butt. He knows all the secrets of the universe. He created it. And He created you to learn the secrets – if you want to. But He’ll never force you to spend time with Him, or listen to Him.
In the end you’re standing still in the same spot, never gaining ground if you don’t hear Him, and some of the destruction that lays at your feet was your responsibility to learn how to conquer. You chose to come to Earth in the first place. And you came to knock down some evil. But even after you dropped the ball about hearing His voice, He covered your butt and cared for those people on the Heavenly side of the whole.
So why did you chose to get ignorant? You weren’t always this way. Well, it was about the time you discovered your pretty little toes and thought they were your own creation. Next, you discovered a mirror and began worshiping that person and all their whims. Lavish selfishness turned you into a spoiled brat making senseless rules and stomping your feet all over your little world screaming about this not being right and that not being fair or blaming God for choosing to make you ignorant.
Or if you got all your wishes, then you spent the next 10 years patting yourself on the back for being such an amazing genius and how beautiful and lovely all your rules could be.
Guess what big guy, He’s still talking to you. He never sulked into a corner because you ignored Him all this time. He isn’t even holding a grudge when you chose to be ignorant of His secrets. But He’d sure like to make up for lost time and teach you a few awesome things about Himself and how things really work. If only you can get your eyes off yourself and your own rules for one bloody minute.
You’d see how magnificently wonderful He is, how massively He loves you still, and how eager He is to sit down and share some secrets.
It might be a good time to start. If you’re still breathing, there’s a good chance there are a few more trials and temptations headed your way. Maybe you should get some heavenly weapons and weapons-grade training on how to use them so you can stop being a victim and become the conqueror He created you to be. After all, you were made in His image. So get off the ground already and learn to fly!