“Amor fati” fellow fanatics, “amor fati!”
translated “The love of fate.”
“It is foolishness to oppose a tendency which is obviously a law of history and to take countermeasures against a trend which is a natural law.” Nietzsche.
Does history itself have a personality, does it have a mind? Is that raucous tide able to bend or yield? Where goes it? What are its ends? Can we change history?
The fatalists emphatically say “no.”
Apparently “history,” the person, is not like the redeemed saints who realize God’s image. The will of the lover of fate is already determined and cannot change. Therefore worshipers at this altar cannot stop the inevitable. They just “go with the flow.”– Whether death or life.
What the historo-gods rule, they carry out through forced will.
The Christian perspective is in diametric opposition to these ideas.
We say indeed, history, (His story), will take a certain course, nevertheless, the timing of its inevitability is uncertain to mankind. The season and signs, historically speaking, are also vague though we can, with the Bible’s help, be assured of the promised coming of Christ’s return. Halleluia!
The contrast is rooted in the heart of the Christian individual. We are not fate-determined entities but have been set free from fate. We have freedom to choose, and also to effect change. In our liberty-enabled choices we can free up the course of a person’s history!
Not lumped in with the fatalistic and mindless masses who have had their volition neutralized by the dominating philosophies (lies), we posses privacy, our value lies in having been hand-crafted by God Himself.
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:13-16
“You are of more value than many sparrows.”Luke 12
So what of recognizing, protecting, and fighting for this choice-ability?
- Recognize: when freedom is inhibited, volition is stifled.
- Protecting: protect through choosing to shelter your soul in God’s loving care.
- Fighting: battle to abide, we fight in armor, we hide under His shadow.
“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.”
Anything that rings of “amor fati” is my enemy.
A story of “Freedom”
Submitted by Anonymous
“Every time I look at myself and think on how much I’ve gone through, I still hardly believe that I have become the strong person that I am now. The biggest factor I’d like to consider is my relationship with my father. I learned to stand on my own, make decisions on my own because he let me do it. This started in my high school years when I’d always to ask permission to go out with friends. My mother and my eldest brother would usually prohibit me, which I found it very disappointing.”
“But I found solution from my father. I would ask his permission and promise him to be back at a designated time, which I did exactly. And things went on between the two of us. I would confide things to him; my dreams and aspirations, where I want to go and what I want to do. Even my teenage crushes and love letters. He would always listen ready to give support. He never scolded me for things I’ve told him. I felt how much he appreciated my trust to him. This gave me so much confidence and encouragement to realize my dreams. I feel good to be free and independent because my father allowed me to be. Now I pass on the good attitude I got from my father.” Values.com
Friends we answer not to a cosmic dictator, but to our loving Father.
Through love comes freedom and freedom enables faith and faith makes decisions. Lets nurture our heavenly Father’s love toward freedom. We can help change some destinies. love ya