Do we really have control over our lives or are we subject to our enviroment, upbringing, etc?

Asked By trisha90 22-25, F 6 Answers 1 hr ago in Parenting & Family

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We have full control over our lives.
Environment, heredity, upbringing … have some influence in our life; but we are truly master of our own destiny. We are responsible before God about our thinking, saying and doing.
We are not responsible before God for being an Asian or an African, for being young or old, for being women or men; but we are responsble for being a good or bad human being – i.e. for reflecting or not the qualities of God.
Yes, we are responsible for making decision to obey God or to deny Him. No one can interfere with this decision. People my kill our body, but nobody can make our soul to betray God.
Each individual among seven billion people is uniquely different, but all of us are equally noble children of the One True God. And each one is completely free to choose to be God’s child or to be His enemy.
Obedient children will get clearer guidance to final reward.


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Abdul-Baha says:

 Bahá’u’lláh has drawn the circle of unity, He has made a design for the uniting of all the peoples, and for the gathering of them all under the shelter of the tent of universal unity. This is the work of the Divine Bounty, and we must all strive with heart and soul until we have the reality of unity in our midst, and as we work, so will strength be given unto us. Leave all thought of self, and strive only to be obedient and submissive to the Will of God. In this way only shall we become citizens of the Kingdom of God, and attain unto life everlasting.

(Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 54)


 Mastering my fate

In obedience to God’s Will

Truly my free choice


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