Some people falsely believe that God is the cause of our suffering and enjoyment. God is not the cause of our pains, we ourselves are responsible. Whether we do good or bad is up to us, God does not force us to do anything. God is simply the over seer and permitter. Based on the actions we take, which includes our desires and thoughts. God simply ensures we face the suitable reactions to our actions.
Whether we go left or right is up to us and not God.
Whether we elect a thief as a leader or a saint, it’s up to us. God does not interfere.
If we allow than the rats will multiply and take over our home and cities. It’s up to us to stop them. God won’t interfere.
If we don’t turn off the stove, our food will burn and get ruined. God is not going to switch off the stove for us. It’s up to us.
We have to work to pay our bills. God is not going to pay our bills.
God gives everyone the intelligence and ability to make a living. We have to use our intelligence and make the effort to make a living. God won’t force us.
Whether we go to a party or Temple, it’s up to us. God does not interfere, nor does He force anyone to do anything. It’s our choice. God is not partial to anyone, He is equal to all.
“I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all. But whoever renders service unto Me in devotion is a friend, is in Me, and I am also a friend to him.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.29)
“The life and death of an embodied soul and his destination in the next life are all caused by himself through his own activity. Therefore, O King, no other agent is actually responsible for creating one’s happiness and distress.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 12.6.25)
“The results of whatever a living entity does in this life are enjoyed in the next life.” (SB 4.29.58)
“Nature is said to be the cause of all material causes and effects, whereas the living entity is the cause of the various sufferings and enjoyments in this world.” (Bhagavad-Gita 13.21)
“The great sage Nārada continued: The living entity acts in a gross body in this life. This body is forced to act by the subtle body, composed of mind, intelligence and ego. After the gross body is lost, the subtle body is still there to enjoy or suffer. Thus there is no change.” (SB 4.29.60)
“The great sage Nārada Muni continued: You must understand that Purañjana, the living entity, transmigrates according to his own work into different types of bodies, which may be one-legged, two-legged, three-legged, four-legged, many-legged or simply legless. Transmigrating into these various types of bodies, the living entity, as the so-called enjoyer, is known as Purañjana.” (SB 4.29.2)
“Covered by the mode of ignorance in material nature, the living entity is sometimes a male, sometimes a female, sometimes a eunuch, sometimes a human being, sometimes a demigod, sometimes a bird, an animal, and so on. In this way he is wandering within the material world. His acceptance of different types of bodies is brought about by his activities under the influence of the modes of nature.” (SB 4.29.29)
“The living entity is exactly like a dog who, overcome with hunger, goes from door to door for some food. According to his destiny, he sometimes receives punishment and is driven out and at other times receives a little food to eat. Similarly, the living entity, being influenced by so many desires, wanders in different species of life according to destiny. Sometimes he is high, and sometimes he is low. Sometimes he goes to the heavenly planets, sometimes to hell, sometimes to the middle planets, and so on.” (SB 4.29.30-31)