What is faith ?
A friend told me that it is impossible to have faith in God truly, and released everything that you have to believe in God (in extreme case just sit down, and believe that God will take care of you).
I have to say I disagree with that but I couldn’t find the right words to express it. So, given more time, I think this is my argument against the statement.
I think the statement “to have faith in God truly” should not be articulated as an obligation. “To have faith to God truly” is not a work that Christian should do. It’s a result of what we have with God: relationship. We, Christian, are madly in love with God (or suppose to be that way =P). We work very hard to keep our relationship close. Hence, we can put our trust, our faith, in Him.
This is not new to us. There are so many times when we’re falling in love with other person, where we just blindly believe to what he/she says. It’s irrational, yes, but that’s love all about: being irrational, being emotional, and happy with it =)
Regarding keeping our own plan, we should not see it as doesn’t put our faith truly to God. We should see that we keep, build, and ask our plan for God’s purpose: serving Him. We’re in love with Him, so we build plans (and more backup plans) in order not to disappoint our love ones.
God knows this, because He’s in love with us too. He has more faith in us, than we have faith in Him. Hence, I am sure that He will be very happy to see us grow, making new plans to make Him happy.
So, in short, my point is it’s never been wrong to have your own plan (oppose to have everything decided by God), as long as you know the main purpose of your plan.