Yes, I am serious. We need to stop telling people that they can be/do anything they want to be/do.
Because it just is not true.
If you have unlimited finances, are relatively smart, and have little to no physical/mental limitations, you might be able to pull it off.
Otherwise, you are out of luck.
Pessimistic, you might label me. I believe I am simply being realistic. Have you ever actually met anyone who was everything they ever wanted to be? Who climbed up the ladder of success and had it all just the way they wanted it? Maybe they did, but I bet they also had a trust fund. It is also not just about being smart and doing it right. People can do it right to kingdom come and still not have a multitude of choices concerning what they want.
Literally doing/being whatever you want does not happen for those of us more lowly creatures. So stop telling me lies. Stop giving me some sort of hope that things will get better if I just believe hard enough and trust God deeply enough. Even though I wish God was more like that, the truth is that He is not the fairy godfather.
I wish I did not have to work so darned hard just to eat and pay the bills. And though I can be mad and doubt that God even cares does not mean He will come to my rescue and magically make it all better.
If you have read this far you might feel I am just a bitter, bitter person for saying what I say. But I am tired of pretending and trying to convince myself that things will turn around. Because the truth is that things might never turn around. God never promised that they would. So stop telling me lies.
God did make promises. He promised that He will always be there. He never promised success, but He did promise His presence, no matter what happens.
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16.33 (NKJV)