Posted on: January 15, 2012 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 2

If God and The Devil were playing a game of chess, then we would be the pieces and Earth would be the chess board. The ongoing battle between good and evil is more of a game than a physical, violent war. Every moment, every movement, every minute is plotted and executed with great care. We often delude ourselves into thinking that we are the ones playing “The Game”, and that we are the ones moving the pieces in order to call “Check Mate!” We believe that every choice, every move that we make is carefully decided upon what outcome is in our best interest. To a degree, this is true, but in the grand scheme of all things, we are well programmed, automated chess pieces moving around on the chess board deciding which way is most strategic for us to move in order to gain the glory of being the piece that gets to yell out “Check Mate!” in the name of our winning side.
This theory calls into question the assumption that we all have free will. If we are programmed game pieces, how can it be that we truly have to free will to choose what we do and don’t want to do? Simple. We each individually choose which side we want to play for, and from there we decide which movement will create the best outcome in the name of what we truly believe in. Although everything has a process attached to it, we can freely choose where we want to work, what we want to study, where we want to live, what languages we want to speak and so on. We choose who we do and do not want in our personal lives, as well as who we want to associate with on a general level. Each day we decide if what we are going to go through with on that day is “righteous” according to what we believe in within our Divine “Teams”. Will I cast a spell and meddle? Will I bow down and pray? Will I worship? Will I study? Will I preach? Will I teach? Will I speak or will I listen? Will I even wake up and participate today? We all make these conscious decisions out of our own free will. We even freely choose to allow ourselves to be brainwashed by those around us because it is comfortable for us. We choose to go against the majority and do our own thing. We all make decisions of our own free will in order to positively, or negatively, impact our lives. What many of us fail to realise is how important to The Big Picture these decisions are.
It is assumed that forces of evil, or The Devil, need a ruling elite, conspiracies, violence, hate, war, secrecy, blood sacrifices, pride, etc. in order to be effective. Many of us consciously choose to contribute to these forces by joining the military, running for political office, getting good jobs, becoming mindless entertainers, marrying rich, joining the right religious sect, studying worldly studies, such as political science and economics, and more. Many contribute by simply being fans of whatever the “in-crowd” is going along with at the time and participating in a phenomena known as “Group Think.”
In contrast, it is assumed that forces of Good, or God, need humble followers, God Warriors, preachers and teachers of truth, faith, loyalty, proud humility and so on. Many individuals consciously choose to contribute by going to or joining a church, joining the military, running for political office, getting good jobs, becoming mindless entertainers in the name of God, marrying rich to receive blessings, joining the right religious sect, studying worldly studies, such as political science and economics to bring about change, paying tithes, etc. Many also contribute by simply being fans of whatever the “in-crowd” is going along with at the time and participating in a phenomena known as religion.
Most of us like to believe that some benevolent force is moving us through life and that negative happenings are to be blamed on evil forces that are out to get us all. What we often fail to realise is that any positive or negative events that occur in our lives are the outcome of our own thinking and belief systems. If we worship and dwell in darkness and negativity, then we will encounter darkness and negativity. If we walk and dwell in positivity and light, then we will experience positivity and light. If we choose to play the game in the name of good, that does not mean bad will not come into our lives, and vice-verse. What we must do as individuals is get to know ourselves, and get to know our opponents. Not only know those who are our immediate opponents, but also those opponents in realms that we cannot physically see just yet. We have to be conscious of the fact that our thoughts and actions don’t only affect us and our individual situations. Every move we make is another move on the chess board, and we are allowing God or The Devil to have the opportunity to claim the winnings.
In this game of Divinity, winner takes all; therefore, we must play carefully. The bittersweet fact is that we all have the free will to choose which team to play for. Although we all feel that everyone should want to be on the side of positivity and light, there will always those who prefer negativity and darkness. What team do you play for?

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