god will never give you more than you can handle

I don’t mind people who are Christian / believe in God.

I do mind people who:

  • Claim to be Christian without any real understanding of what that means
  • Use the name of Christ to tear others down and call it Christian
  • Use the Bible to justify arguments against things like birth control but refuse to give funding / time to single mothers or the foster system
  • say that God doesn’t love / wouldn’t have created gay people
  • basically only use the Bible out of context to defend what they already believe
  • say that hardships come from a lack of faith, but then justify it by saying that “God will never give you more than you can handle”
  • are more concerned with what Paul said than what Jesus said
  • think calling themselves Christian equates to calling themselves better than others

On the same token, I don’t mind people who aren’t Christian / are atheists. (This is specifically about atheism).  

I do mind people who:

  • make fun of the faith without any real understanding of it
  • Tear down all Christians in order to be popular or liked
  • Use evolution to tear down Christians, even though many Christians believe in a guided evolution
  • say you can’t be Christian and be -insert thing here-
  • use the Bible out of context to aggressively defend atheism
  • use a person’s hardships to convince someone they shouldn’t believe in God
  • are more concerned with what Paul said than what Jesus said
  • Think that calling themselves atheists makes them better than other people
Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

A/N: This kinda took on a life of it’s own from the one-shot it started as! Hope you like it! Beta’d by the ever amazing @just-another-busy-fangirl. I used the song ‘Never Felt Love’ by Little Big Town. 

Warnings: None that I can think of…

Word Count: 3541 with lyrics


It has been more than three years since I met the love of my life, but I didn’t know it until a year ago when Rob Benedict asked me out on that first date and the rest is our history. Truth be told, I was smitten with him three years ago when I first met him at during a photo op, but I was married and he was recently divorced, which I also didn’t know until a year ago.

The past year has been a roller coaster. You’ve been on a roller coaster, right? Or at least have seen one? The ups, the downs, the twists, the turns, the loop-the-loops. That is what love feels like. It has highs and lows. It has twists that you don’t see coming and loops that turn your insides to mush. My relationship with Rob was no different than that roller coaster that makes you squeal with delight, cry in fright, or fear you may throw up.

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anonymous asked:

today in my psychology class we were talking about moral alignments. in general, everyone believed that that chaotic and evil alignments were the most dangerous, especially chaotic evil/neutral. however, despite our evidence, our professor called us fools. she said the most dangerous is true neutral. i was wondering if you believe so as well and if so, why?

I don’t believe so. Can you tell us what her reasoning was?

I think lawful alignments have the potential to be the worst. When we’re looking at chaotic, it tends to be more personal. One person can do some messed up stuff, like murder, rape, torture, abuse, etc. Lawful is different. Lawful builds oppression into the system. North Korea is a good example. Power is consolidated and evil is done in order to maintain that power. Putin is very good at this. The Constitution barred him from serving a third term. The catch was it was a third term in a row. So he took a term off and installed a figurehead, while continuing to run things from the sidelines. Then he got himself elected (possibly via voter fraud) for a third term. He’s working within the system.

Another thing to consider is that good/evil is subjective. Some of the most evil things are done by people who think they are doing the right thing and think they are being a force for good (*cough* Hitler). I’ll give a few examples and they’re going to be uncomfortable. I don’t believe this stuff myself so please don’t spam me with hate crap. I’m just trying to explain where the opposite side is coming from.

Abortion

To people are pro-choice, anti-abortion laws are about the suppression of women. Not so for those who art anti-abortion. To them, it is about murder. People tend to scoff at the whole “lump of cells is a human being” bit, but for pro-lifers that is their belief. If you believe that someone is alive, and that murder is wrong (especially to babies/the most helpless), then it absolutely follows that abortion would be immoral and you would want to prevent it. 

“Pro-lifers don’t care about babies once they’re born! Only in-utero!” Okay but the problem again is murder. I’m pretty sure they’re against the murder of innocents outside the womb too. Not having a social safety net for children and mothers isn’t the same thing as preventing murder of babies.

This is not just a question of science. It is one of religious beliefs and ethics. My very Catholic cousin’s wife is well-versed in science and biology. She still had a funeral for a six week-old fetus that she miscarried, because to her that was her child with a soul and they died. 

It is beliefs like this that cause legislation to be pushed, and vehemently so. If you believe it’s murder, then pushing to ban it is the ethical thing to do. That’s why all the typical pro-choice arguments don’t work. You were raped? That sucks but that baby is alive and it’s unethical to kill it. You used protection and still got pregnant? Well that’s no reason to kill a baby. God has a plan, doesn’t give you more than you can handle, etc.

Conversion Treatment

In one episode of The Simpsons, Ned Flanders is serving as temporary foster parent to the Simpson children. When he learns that they were never baptized, he treats it as an emergency and rushes off to baptize the children without consent. You can read about the whole ethical conundrum in detail here. For Ned, a deeply religious man, baptism is the only way to salvation. He feels ethically compelled to baptize the children to save their souls. The soul is THE most important thing.

Historically you see a lot of behavior like Ned’s (settlers converting “savage” people they encounter), but this kind of thing still happens today. Here’s a church group that advertised children’s carnivals with “a water fight, free balloons, squirt guns” so they could perform incognito baptisms. Here is a Catholic whose family is pressuring him to illicitly baptize a child relative. Here is a story about Mormons baptizing dead Jews. As always, some people take these things more seriously than others, but saving people is a cornerstone of many religions.

What does this have to do with conversion therapy? Well if you believe that homosexuality is a sin, then you believe that homosexuals will go to hell. And if you are very religious, that’s like the worst possible thing that could happen to a person. As a parent or religious leader, saving those souls might be more important to you than the quality of this life (after all, hell is forever), and you might do just about anything to ensure that community members or even your own children make the right choice about not being gay. To them, it IS a choice. Enter conversion therapy. Who cares if many of these children later commit suicide? They were sinful anyway. Suicide is also a potential ticket to hell. Either way they were on the way down. Might as well save the ones we can.

I consider the stuff above to be Lawful Good. Most of it is working within the boundaries of the law (religious or otherwise) and these people truly believe that what they are doing is the right thing. That doesn’t make it any less horrific to the rest of us. Lawful Good can do some very serious damage. It’s more widespread, more insidious, and harder to get rid of because you’re working with core beliefs. It’s a large number of people working together, rather than a single individual. It’s a lot harder to fight.

anonymous asked:

Omg Moni I'm glad to see you're back. Hope you and your family are safe and doing well 💚

Thank you ❤️ our home is still flooded, neighborhood still has high water but you know what, I survive I adapt I’ll make it! No sense being sad over something that’s already happened that I was powerless to stop and of course no sense in wasting energy in being upset over not having a permanent home right now, it all works out. God never gives you more than you can handle! Now I go forward and adapt to my new circumstances and make the best of it.
Harvey who 📢

I hear it said all the time: God won’t give you more than you can handle.

But, in reality, it’s actually not so much that God won’t give you something YOU can’t handle, but that He never gives you something HE can’t handle.

There will be sufferings in life, but I hope that, in these moments, you would encounter God and recognize that our faithfulness is demonstrated when we acknowledge our inability to bear our own burdens and trust in His strength, His power, and His grace to pull us through. Place your heart in the hands of the good father and ask for His grace to flow abundantly in your life.

“Today, the pain is indescribable, but I truly believe God never gives you more than you can handle. I want to say a huge thank you to the fans who stood on their feet in the blazing hot sun, or from their sofas at home, watching and supporting me this weekend. I’m so grateful. I have 100% faith in my team, they have worked so hard both at the track, and factory, and I want to say a HUGE thank you to them. I know we’ve had all these problems but it’s not how we fall, it’s how we get up. It’s not how we are in moments of comfort than define us, but how we are in the face of adversity. We are champions and that’s how we will move forward. I will, we will, NEVER give up!”

“God will never give you more than you can handle.”
Completely false.
God gives us much more than we can handle, and quite often. He does this so we can learn to trust Him. If we were capable of handling every situation on our own, would we really need God? By Him giving us more than we can deal with, we can learn that our strength is simply not sufficient to deal with life’s troubles. It’s not to say that we aren’t strong, but rather, it all points to the fact that God is the source of all our strength.

“what if i am meant to be alone? what if there isn’t a guy out there for me? what if i never find The One?”

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the thing is that spiritually you have to stop thinking “what if” and start looking for God’s answer. because He didn’t tell you that there is something wrong with you. and He didn’t tell you that you will be alone forever. so instead of saying “what if” start saying “God says.” God says…He will never leave me alone. God says…the answer is in the Word. God says…that if I draw close to Him He will tell me His plans. God says…He will give me what I need when I’m ready, but He will never give me more than i can handle. i always say that when it’s time to date, more important than looking for a relationship is looking for God in preparation for whatever He has planned for you.