God created a lot of things but one thing He didn’t create is a robot. He did give humans the ability to be creative and create things like robots and more. But God himself didn’t take His time to create robots because He doesn’t do robots and doesn’t want robots.
Instead, He created humans who can think and have emotions. Because He doesn’t want to control us, He gave us a choice. A robot can be controlled and pre-programmed for the purpose the creator wants it. Which is similar to us, God created each of us for a purpose but He left our ability to think, decide and do things the way we want.
God is not a controller and He is a gentleman. God wants us to love Him and others, right? So, it would have been easy to input love into our brains and heart so we would automatically be full of love when we were born. But God didn’t do that. We get to decide if we want to love or hate, serve God & others or serve ourselves. In fact, now, you can even decide whether you wanna be a boy or a girl. Which I think is absolutely crazy but that is one of the adverse effects of creating humans, they do things you don’t want them to do. But God knew that. It is not shocking to Him. It did hurt him, Genesis 6:6 tells us that God regretted creating humans after seeing how wild and evil they were using their free will. The Bible says in Romans 1:30 that we actually invent new ways to sin.
However, what I want to focus on today is how we should interact with God as humans, not robots. God didn’t create robots so He doesn’t want one. If He wanted robots He would have created one and saved himself the stress of coming to earth to die. Because all He would have had to do was press the master control from heaven and change our hearts and command us to stop sinning and turn to Himself. However, we are humans, so God had to send His son to died for us.
God doesn’t want us to interact with Him as robots, He wants a relationship. Imagine if your spouse does the same thing every day, so structured and routine in nature. No varieties of emotions and actions. No authenticity. Wouldn’t you find that really boring and annoying? But this is exactly how many of us relate to God.
But if there’s one thing God loves, it is authenticity. If you are angry, He wants you to show him that. If you are happy, show Him that. He understands that we have various emotions, remember He created us, so He wants us to show Him all that. He can handle all sides of you, the good, bad and ugly.
For example, when we pray, we might not always be in the mood to start our prayers with praising God and praying for others. We might be having a bad day and it’s okay to vent to God and tell Him how we really feel. Don’t pray a programmed & structured prayer, be real. Have a real conversation with God. Like, “God I cursed someone out today, I was really mean today, I need money, What do you think about this or that?” Real life conversations.
God is our father, so come boldly to him. Many of us might have grown up with fathers that actually preferred us to act like robots and wouldn’t let us voice our opinions or tell them how we really feel and many of us have gotten so used to this that we act like this with God too. But God is a loving father and He wants all of you. Be real with him. Be human with God
We are humans, not robots. So, let’s serve and worship God like humans.