ANSWERS: 33
  • Personally, I do not believe in a God -- but I do believe obstacles are there for a reason. So mostly, I suppose.
  • there are no obstacles only challanges
  • Stuff happens plain and simple. If you don't have money it happens more often.
  • Uh...nope.
  • No. It's inherently offensive (tell that to people in Darfur). I especially hate "Everything happens for a reason". Anytime I hear that I want to punch someone.
  • The law of cause and effect is known in philosophical texts also. There is a very specific law in science. "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction". If you write it in English, it becomes Newton's Law. If you write it in Sanskrit, it becomes Law of Karma. http://www.search.com/search?q=karma Causa est omnibus in Latin means 'there is a reason for everything. Similar meaning is given by the phrases "as you sow so shall you reap", "what goes around comes around", and "sow the wind; reap the whirlwind". http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/30/messages/1444.html Leucippus, the founder of the atomic theory, declared in his only surviving statement, "Nothing occurs at random, but everything happens for a reason and by necessity". It is known as Leucippus’ principle of causality. http://www.answers.com/topic/democritus Everything happens for a reason. Every action has a reaction. Always remember that whats meant to be will always find a way to come about. http://www.stephen-knapp.com/Karma_what_is_%20it.htm
  • Yes. Iron is forged by fire and so is man's character.
  • If I did that'd make him a sick sick individual. Who had a lot of explaining to do when I get up there.
  • Personally, yes I do believe so. When you find yourself in school, progressively making your way up year after year, doesnt the level of difficulty in terms of assignments & exams holistically increase as you go along? Getting tougher & rendering your mind to a greater challenge as you better your cognitive abilities? Sort of like life really innit?. We're beings that develop ourselves over time in a variety of ways. Some believe that depending on how strong a believer's faith is, the more difficult the trials & tribulations. I see it as the Creator's way of giving his creation an opportunity to prove himself for here and the after.
  • No. because I don't believe in God.
  • I don't really believe in the Christian God, but whatever is out there, I believe firmly that everything happens for a reason. I know for a fact if I hadn't gone through what had happened to me, I would have broken down years ago, and probobly wouldn't be answering your keshtun right now.
  • I would say that like his faithful servant Job, God allows for us to be tested. However, keep this in mind – where He clearly states in his Word in Chapter 1 of the Book of James vs 12-17: “ Happy is the man that keeps on enduring trial, because on becoming approved he will receive the crown of life, which Jehovah promised to those who continue loving him. When under trial, let no one say: “I am being tried by God.” For with evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone. But each one is tried by being drawn out and enticed by his own desire. Then the desire, when it has become fertile, gives birth to sin; in turn, sin, when it has been accomplished, brings forth death. Do not be misled, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect present is from above, for it comes down from the Father of the [celestial] lights, and with him there is not a variation of the turning of the shadow.” I think that these words from God clarify this matter.
  • yeah, you're not gunna fully learn unless you actually go through whatever it is yourself..people say u learn from others mistakes but truthfully that doesnt really happen..you can try to convince yourself of that but if you're put in that same position you never know how you'll react unless you personally been through it ..thereefore when god gives you a lesson beyond your control..you just learn to deal with it becuase no matter what you're going to have to and in the end you'll end up learning something from the experience no matter how harsh it could be
  • To the gullible, god is the explanation to everything
  • The older I get, the less I believe in that poop. I got to prove myself to God now? Bullsh*t.
  • Boy oh boy, I sure do hope that is the truth! That would explain a lot that has happened in my life, both good and bad. I kind of rely on this as the truth to get me by.
  • No, I believe God allows certain obstacles, but He doesn't put them there-- that's a big difference. Without obstacles, there's no opportunity to grow.
  • i hope so or else id be going through my hell for nothing
  • Without a doubt. Whenever we suffer He is trying to teach us something.
  • I don't believe God puts obstacles in front of us. We are not Job; we aren't great prophets; we aren't martyrs. Consider how many God-fearing people die atrociously daily. A plane with four pastors goes down and all die. A busload of kids on a Christian outing go off of a cliff and all die. Missionaries are routinely tortured and killed.
  • No, I don't.
  • God puts me through things so he can jack off and watch.
  • Sometimes, yes. But saying that applies to all bad things in the world is a gross overgeneralization. As a parent, I don't take away all pain or frustrations of life for my kids because then they'd never grow up. Sometimes I even create a little obstacle or two (within reason and age appropriate, of course) to help my kids fight through it and work through it to help them mature. God sometimes acts as a parent and more than just lets us experince bad things, I'm confident he puts them in our life, on occasion.
  • I believe every test that we have in life can be turned into a testimony and something good can always come from something bad. Sometimes it is hard to see at first and it may take a long time to understand but God does have a plan for our lives. Now alot of bad we can create on our own. That is not God's plan,he will allow us to make our own mistakes as well and out of those we still can have a testimony to give of those mistakes that we made.
  • depends on what happened
  • Definitely! Our challenges strengthen us and help us grow.
  • Romans 8:28 - All things work together for the good for those who love Him, according to His purpose.-...........Basicly good and bad things happen so as to achieve God's plan for you. It may not seem good at the time but God said, "I know the plans I have for you. To prosper you and NOT to bring you to an EXPECTED end."
    • Linda Joy
      Jeremiah 29:11 one of my favorites!
  • 6-5-2017 Very few people actually know anything about God. Even ministers usually don't know any more than what their denomination pushes. You can not trust anything you hear until you study the topic and confirm it in your own bible. My bible does not say any such thing. It says God gives us choices, and then tells us which is the best choice. The obstacles only happen when you are not paying attention.
    • Anoname
      Your Bible doesn't say any such thing ? Your Bible is missing Romans 8:28 and Jeremiah 29:11 ? You might want to exchange it for a complete Bible.
    • Jewels Vern
      Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. -- That says the opposite of what the OP said. -- Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. -- Does not say any such thing. It seems that you look at the bible and recite what you prefer to believe instead. Is that what you do?
    • Anoname
      Your recitation is in agreement with me. Some minor variation in translations, but the same as I said in my answer. If all things are working together for our (those who love God) good then the obstacles have a reason too. That was the askers question. I then tried to encourage him by reminding him that God's plans for us is to prosper us.
    • Jewels Vern
      So you use your logic to reverse the meaning of the passage. That is why I tell people not to ask anybody to tell them what the bible says. It's better not to understand it than to learn somebody's misinterpretation.
  • I'm alive.. I go through life.. I guess I will face some obstacles.. Life can be smooth for some and life can be rough for others... Parents, upbringing, childhood neighborhoods, schools, social functions, sexual partner choices, ... everything I did after the age of 16 or so has led me to be who I am now. I didn't have to drop out of highschool and I didn't have to refuse that job because I thought it was too 'low paying'. The ones that 'made' it easily may have had some good timings on their side. A brilliant idea, some application, and boom, we have Windows. Steve Jobs goes through NASA as a field trip with his grade school, he sees a 'mouse-like' sensor apparatus next to the computers that can move the cursor around and he gets the idea of creating a touch based screen. And others work 9-5 daily. The population of the earth is over 7 Billion people with over 360 Million of them in the U.S. I don't think every 7 Billion persons can get it easy like the others, right?
  • The Lord God doesn't put us through obstacles we put ourselves through them by not obeying His Word. This is why He gave us free will and free choice. We can make life hard or easy.

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