Tuesday

August 21st, 2018

Insight

Sometimes He talks to us but do we listen?

Dave Weinbaum

By Dave Weinbaum

Published May 25,2018

This is a personal tome done by a non-observant but loyal Jew and a Zionist. One might ask how you can comment on G od if you do not follow the intricate rules of living as He proclaimed to Moses on Mount Sinai.

I don't know.

What I do know is that we're ALL imperfect. Not even the most religious and smartest know all the answers, especially those in religious leadership who proclaim what G od Himself will decide when the moment comes. Yes, we believe but we do not know.

A leader in the hierarchy of another religion told me I would be going to Hell because I insisted on my Judaism-flawed as I might be. I told him I knew two things. There IS a G od and you're not Him. Personally, I believe that people like this presumptuous religious quack risk their own legacy rights in front of the Lord they presume to follow.

Further, I have no understanding over the implications of dead innocents throughout history-especially those who couldn't take care of themselves.

Maybe we'll get the answer beyond our own short lives. Maybe not.

IDEAS ARE KINGS THEIR SOURCES COMMONERS

In my opinion, denying others of what inspiration and observation of the greater good maybe makes us even less worthy from the Lord than not. If there is any redemption for us sinners then I may, in fact, be forgiven. To what extent will my parole take?

Assumptions:

• If G od doesn't have a sense of humor I'm going straight to hell.

• The Lord wants us to use our own wiles to take care of ourselves and our families.

• The Divine wants us to pass down our love for Him to our children.

• Praying in unison while using the talents G od gave us lets Him help us without solving the problems Himself.

How do we benefit if we depend on G od's will when we have none of our own? What good are we to our loved ones, our way of life and to The Lord if we don't seek to solve our own problems-with His help?

VICTORIES OFTEN OCCUR WHEN YOU SEE NO WAY TO SUCCEED BUT REFUSE TO GIVE UP ANYWAY

I have a couple of examples from my life:

I went out for football. I was the smallest and slowest on the team. Not much changed until my senior year. The coaches held challenges. Being last string (5th) at offensive guard, I didn't have much to lose. Yet, a miracle took place. I beat everyone—and handily at that. That got me to 3rd string. I had to fight and scratch to convince the coaches it wasn't a fluke. I was made first string after a week of bloody combat with those I had already beaten. I was 16 years old.

When I was 51 I was opening a new restaurant and the financing I thought I had secured was not forthcoming. I opened a business without having the money to pay for it. Scrambling like a mad man, I finally found the Banco de Popular in Puerto Rico who took a risk on my and saved my career.

After 36 years in business, I developed my own political talk show when I was 60. It slowly became a hit, heard in 96 countries and all 50 states in 2017. I was cancelled suddenly by the owner of the station, this January. I'm not sure why. The reaction of my listeners was immediate. They were as outraged as I. Determined not to go off the air for long, I walked into the most listened to radio station in mid-MO. KKID92.9FM. Within 27 hours I had a new gig doubling my airtime. I had about 24 sponsors on the previous station. They ALL followed me over.

There are many more examples. I did not pray for G od to do this for me. I asked Him to give me the strength and wisdom to do it myself.

As in all possibilities, my philosophy has and will continue to be:

A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY WON'T OPEN ITSELF.

Give G od a chance.

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DaveWeinbaum.com. He is a businessman, writer and part-time stand-up comic and resides in a Midwest red state.

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