Maybe you are supposed to read this…

November 27, 2006          Comments (8)

Do you believe in God?

Seriously, do you believe in God?

Do you believe someone created this extraordinary, incredible, ridiculously amazing world?

There are millions of different theories. If people refer to the Big Bang theory and believe that’s what created the universe then think about this:

Out of nothing comes nothing.

For example, take an empty fish bowl. Put it on your dresser and keep it there for the rest of your life. I guarantee you that by the end of your precious life, nothing will be in it.

Someone or something would have to put objects in the fish bowl for something to occur.

Now, how about this:

I know what will happen if I take hundreds of mice and put them in a big circle with a lot of cheese on one end. They will all scurry and eventually find their way to the cheese. It may take longer for some. Some may die in the process. Some will get sidetracked, but most of the mice will find the cheese somehow.

They wouldn’t know if they were going to find the cheese during their journey.

And, as I’m standing over my little pretend experiment, I’d know where they’d end up. They wouldn’t.

The fact that I am able to take my thoughts and ideas and then process them to make my fingers press buttons on a keyboard that trigger a signal to transmit that touch so it appears on my screen so you can then read it and interpret it in your mind to form your own ideas and beliefs is mind boggling to me.

The human body is by far the most complex system on this planet. The systems, enterprises, ideas and creations that the human body has created are almost as remarkable.

Now, if I took a piece of red metal, in a shape of an octagon with the word STOP in the middle, a green metal post, a post hole digger and a few screws and scattered them on the street what would happen?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing would happen. Someone has to fasten the sign onto the post with the screws and dig a hole into the ground. I’d say the chance of the stop sign assembling itself and digging a hole for it is virtually zero.

All of that being written, all religions aside, wouldn’t it be crazy to think that someone or something didn’t create this?

Do you ever think what is this? What are we? What is this world? What is the purpose of life? Is someone or something making you sit at your computer right now and read these words? These words, too. And this.

I always do. It fascinates me. I’m a very curious person.

I certainly will not go through life and not question things.

I believe something or someone created this. Whether that idea is true or not is not for me to determine. Nor, is it for me to determine what you should believe.

But if God or someone/something is smart enough to do everything he has done already and take into consideration all of the analogies and ideas expressed above, do you think he knows what’s going to happen to us?

Destiny is a crazy thought.

Do you believe that everything that’s going to happen in your life is predetermined?

Is everything that happens to us inevitable? Does God want us to use our strengths and abilities? And, if we don’t, will he teach us a lesson?

I believe every single person on this planet has a Michael Jordan inside them. It just takes some longer than others to figure out what it is. Did God purposefully do this? Was this predetermined? Does he know what you are going to be doing in 5 years? In ten minutes? Tomorrow?

Are you meant to be reading this…right now?

Am I supposed to be writing this…right now?

I’d really love to hear you thoughts on this.

Maybe, just maybe, you are supposed to read this and comment on it…right now.

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  1. Ok, I’ll step out on a limb. Yea, I fully believe in a creator. I believe we were created for a purpose. And, just like you I “believe every single person on this planet has a Michael Jordan inside them.” That’s the coolest part about all this. The connection to that ultimate creator helps unleash the Michael Jordan inside all of us. Some are successful without that connection, and I don’t believe it’s a cause/effect relationship. But, I do believe one will be better off connected than disconnected.

    Comment by nate — November 27, 2006 @ 5:33 pm

  2. Adam,

    You always keep me thinking and learning. I really enjoy your ideas and especially the way you express and present them. It’s very unique.

    As far as believing in destiny, I’m going to think about it for a while. I do believe there is a God but who knows?

    Keep it up brother; you will do amazing things with your life.

    Comment by Bobby — November 28, 2006 @ 11:50 am

  3. Nate – Thanks so much for your comment. It’s an amazing thought. So, you believe if you are connected to the man upstairs you are more likely to unleash the M.J. in you?
    I think I agree with you. God bless you!

    Bobby – You are a kind, kind man. Keep reading brother.

    Comment by Adam Gilbert — November 28, 2006 @ 12:17 pm

  4. This same curiousity is at the core of my being. I appreciate the way you express this same feeling so publicly.

    Since, I was young I have always questioned things. I always found it weird that people went living there life, there 9 to 5, without having some greater purpose to what they’re doing. Everybody is so busy, but what for? Do they know?

    These were the questions I’d ask myself.

    As I get older, in some ways, I find that the number of questions increases – not decreases like how I figured it would be.

    That’s it…You’ve inspired me to write a post on my blog!!!

    Comment by Michael Simmons — November 30, 2006 @ 5:40 pm

  5. Hey Adam,

    The human body is “OK”…but what’s amazing is the “MIND” From the mind we have the ability to generate thought and with thought we can penetrate any thing, object, or particle. Does GOD exists in the typical fashion of a man flying around the sky or in a place called Heaven, I don’t think so. Does GOD exist in you and everything around us, I think so. Is man GOD and GOD man, I think so. If you break anything down beyond the atomic level in this universe what do you have? You have ENERGY! We are all walking balls of energy. And with that energy, we can create and do anything that the mind can imagine. YOU and the UNIVERSE are in control and nobody else.

    Comment by David Askaripour — November 30, 2006 @ 7:39 pm

  6. Michael,

    “Everybody is so busy, but what for? Do they know?

    These were the questions I’d ask myself.

    As I get older, in some ways, I find that the number of questions increases – not decreases like how I figured it would be.”

    You wrote it best. I couldn’t agree with you more. The older I get, and the more people I see losing their idealism and settling for the status quo and giving in – the more I question things as well.

    I’m so happy I inspired you to write a blog post. Thank you!

    Comment by Adam Gilbert — December 1, 2006 @ 10:52 am

  7. David,

    Thank you for your great comment.

    I don’t know. That’s part of the reason why I wrote this post on my blog. I always believed we are in control of our destiny. We control our lives. We have choices and our choices control our destiny. Entrepreneurs have that mentality. “Screw working for someone else, I want to control my own destiny!”

    But, is our destiny predetermined? Is there something much bigger than all of us? Are we put on this planet for a reason?

    Comment by Adam Gilbert — December 1, 2006 @ 11:16 am

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