God as we believe is a supreme authority who runs this universe.
Man has been into believing him for ages and his search for god is not complete. But, still, he is believed to be existing by famous personalities of the world including scientists, politicians, businessmen, actors, etc.
Similarly, if you are one who believes or just started to believe in his existence then, you will have a desire to test him. So below we will learn on how to test god.
Why should we test God?
Before we go on to discuss how to test, we will need to know why tend to test him. The following are the reasons why we do it.
i) To enhance his belief
ii) To get something done
iii) To understand his guidance or directions to our lives.
♦ One has to test god to enhance their belief in god. If you read spiritual books, you will find that many saints and spiritual people performed many tests on him.
This helped them strenthen their belief and follow the spiritual path with more vigor.
♦ If you wish to achieve something or get something and you feel it is beyond your capacity, then try to look towards god.
Ask him to help and in most cases, if it is good for you, you will definitely get it.
♦ Many people also test him for guidance or directions. If you notice saints, they used to test him or ask him for divine guidance.
This was done by them out of their desire for social well-being and service to mankind.
How do we test god
As mentioned before, we can test god for help, direction and other issues. For testing, we can follow the below methods like
- Ask with prayer or devotion
- Put conditions
- Offer to donate
- Prefer to sacrifice/abstain
♦ Asking for help with a prayer or devotion is the most common method. And in most cases, one can see that the test works and even your desire gets fulfilled.
For this, you can pray at regular intervals and also maintain devotion with a sincere heart.
♦ Some people also test by some conditions. Like one might say that he would do a particular activity only if his wish is fulfilled. This type of devotee is one who assumes god to be his friend and is too confident that his desire will be fulfilled.
♦ Offering to donate something in return for the grant of wish is also a regular practice by some spiritual people.
This donation can be in the form of voluntary service, giving away wealth and other valuables.
♦ Some people also prefer to sacrifice or abstain as a way to have their wishes fullfilled.
To test god, there are people who give up their favorites like sweets, icecreams, jewelry, etc.
This creates a strong sense of attachment with god and many times, the blessings are delivered.
What to infer from the tests on god
So, we have learned how to test god, but there are instances where we can learn something out of these tests.
Because, when you doing these tests, you are not normal like everyone around.
♦ You look pious, try to be dutiful and also avoid troubling others deliberately.
Also, not always your desire is fullfilled. Sometimes, it may get delayed, and sometimes it can be granted faster.
♦ But there are also instances where your request would not be answered too.
In such a scenario, some people also tend to curse or swear god.
If you notice properly, god is advising you not to follow that path and look for an alternative.
But many would not be able to infer it correctly and leave the desire out of frustration.