When uncertainty looms all over, what exactly one can speak to oneself? The great interest that world shows to know her future have created a scramble for data in every field. Whoever gets the data first and analysis it and interpret the future of daily living. Creation of wealth and profit revolves around our ability to read the future. In every lifestyle, we are forced to look at the pros and cons of events that shape our future. In a way, we live in future… not in the present.
For years, I drabbled with astrology. In those days, there was passion to know my future. Instead of taking challenges into my hands, I would hear the soothsayer or fortuneteller tell me where my ‘luck’ stood. This cycle of dependence was broken only when I applied my belief in God in most everything in my life.
Sometime ago, I read a prayer that Blasé Pascal, famous French mathematician and thinker, wrote. What struck me was the immense feeling of helplessness of this great and profound intellectual about his future and about the future of the world around him. Today, with enormous data being generated in the field of economics, finance, and world development, can we interpret our future? No For Sure!
If Blasé Pascal feel so much insecure, how about me?
Blasé Pascal prayed thus:
“O LORD, I ask you neither for health nor for sickness,
Neither for life nor for death; but that may you dispose of my health and my sickness, my life and my death, for your glory…
LORD, you alone know what is expedient for me; you are the sovereign master; do with me according to your will. Give to me, or take away from me, only conform my will to yours.
I know but one thing, LORD, that it is good to follow you, and bad to offend you. Apart from that, I know not what is good or bad in anything. I know not which is most profitable to me, health or sickness, wealth or poverty, not anything else in the world. That discernment is beyond the power of men or angles, and is hidden among the secrets of your Providence, which I adore, but do not seek to fathom.”