Changing God’s Mind

Many times we hear from priests and preachers about being submissive to God’s plan and not to question his opinion because he knows what’s the best for us. I have a small disagreement: I think we can change God’s opinion and we can ask why things happens to us or what fate he prepared for us.

The book of Genesis (Old Testament) mentions a man named Jacob who would be the father of the twelve tribes of Israel. Jacob spent his life breaking the rules, included God’s intentions.

Perhaps one of the most memorable events in the life of Jacob is when one night he fought all night against one of the God’s angels. He fought because he wanted the blessing. He was too scared of his brother because they had some differences in the past and he thought that his brother could kill him.

The Bible tells us that Jacob fought all night until the sunrise. Then the angel hurt his hip, so then Jacob would let it go. In that moment the angel blessed him and said: “From now on, your name will be Israel because you fought with God and you won.”

I think that we have to see our relationship with God more like teamwork than an order. I’m sure that this point of view will lead us to a friendlier, nearer, less religious and warmer relationship. I invite you to have initiative and change God’s mind. Maybe not fighting but talking with God.

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