Regardless of who or what we choose to believe spiritually, we all have experience some sort of Hell in our lives. Hell as in the unnecessary realities and circumstances that could have been avoided or prevented. The experiences caused by a feeling of low self-esteem, little self-worth, greed or a false sense of superiority or inferiority contribute to the misfortunate and often unnecessary circumstances we find ourselves or place ourselves in.
So what can you do to avoid it?
Well the standard church response is usually “get saved”, but that’s usually backed up by empty words, misguided claims, far too many unanswered questions and unassisted support. This is counterproductive and just adds more unnecessary hell into your life.
I believe a better way to answer this question is to start listening to yourself. You often get a sense of something is not right or is suspicious, but we are too lazy, oblivious or fearful to address it, so we just allow it to happen and deal with the Hell/circumstances/realities it brings into our life. When you think about some of the hell you’ve been through it makes you mad, because most of it was preventable.
You have free will. You control your destiny. You have a choice. You are what you believe you are and allow. Don’t allow someones affirmations govern your life. Stop putting yourself through hell that isn’t your own and/or is preventable. Think, examine, research, investigate, question, analyze and consider the possibilities when things come your way.
Now I know some of the hell we go through is not your fault. Although I’m talking about the hell we put ourselves through I’m sure some will miss the meaning of that and assume I am blaming the victim of circumstance.
My short answer for this indirectly related response is when you realize that you’re in a situation or circumstance that you didn’t cause or wasn’t preventable don’t blame yourself. This only adds unnecessary hell into your life. Stop thinking like a victim even if you are a victim.
Ask yourself what can I do about it now? You have the power when you think about it. Don’t let this be the hell You put yourself through. You’re much better than that.
Side Note: Hell is preventable, but your destiny isn’t. Whatever you choose do it wisely.