Stop Playing With God…And Stay Your Ass At Home! By Michael Baisden
For over twenty years I’ve told the story about how my career began with me putting my faith in God. I dropped to my knees in prayer with tears rolling down my face the day I quit my job driving trains for The Chicago Transit to pursue my dream of becoming a writer. That wasn’t an easy decision with a daughter to support and bills to pay, not to mention I was a college dropout with no job experience other than the military. Go Airforce!
But I put my faith in a higher power and trusted in my abilities that were God given! And although my paradigm has shifted since then I still believe in a universal power greater than myself. And at the forefront of that belief is wisdom. Knowledge is power and the pursuit of knowledge, in my opinion, is the greatest way to please whatever deity or higher power you believe in.
Science is power! It’s the reason why you’re able to log onto the internet and read this article or use a cell phone, and most importantly, science allows us to cure disease, replace limbs and organs. Why then do some people blatantly Play With God by not listening to the wise medical professionals who warn us not to go to church?
Millions of health care professionals around the world sacrifice their lives to save the most vulnerable of us and how do we repay them, by Playing With God! We reckless attend church and risk spreading the infection to people who could die. You’re not a Christian, you’re a potential murderer! All because you insist on going into a building to show off!
To hell with the doctors, nurses, EMT’s, grocery store workers, Uber drivers, transit workers, police officers, etc. All these people care about is being defiant by trying to prove their God is going to protect them! But who’s going to protect us from them?
And to make matters worse, some pastors are encouraging this foolishness! Now, they’re really Playing With God! They direct these ignorant souls to risk their lives all to stroke their egos, feed their narcissism, and to make money!
You think your God gives a damn about you being in a building to praise, pray, and fellowship while there’s a pandemic? Where is your compassion for your fellow man, and your responsibility to your family’s well-being? Stop playing with God and stay your ass at home!
It amazes to me that the one word that is rarely used when referring to God’s intelligence. Our society, especially the poor communities, has allowed their emotions to dictate their decision-making about everything from money management to our choices in partners and leaders.
What we fail to do is tap into the most powerful gift that God gave us — our brains — and that to me is playing with God!
~ Michael Baisden
I tweaked this Excerpt from my latest book, Woman Up! to fit today’s situation with the coronavirus. Go to Amazon.com and read my other 6 books. Make sure to purchase the Collectors Editions or Special Editions of my novels. Those versions have the most recent edits.
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