It is true, we do control our outcomes. And it is true that God, or Universe or Source (the collection of non-physical spiritual energy) controls every grain of sand, every amoeba and every cell of our bodies, the movement of the planets – everything.
How can we reconcile these statements? How can both be true?
If for one moment you assume that the non-physical God, Universe or Source is the mechanism that matches up the vibrational energy of all things, it becomes easy to understand how both statements can be true. The “how” of the way things happen is not under our control – it is under the control of God or Source, because Source has perfect knowledge of where everything is in the universe. When we try to control “how” things will happen we interfere with the perfection of the Universe, When we “try hard”, we actually make things harder for ourselves because we interfere with the mechanisms of the Universe. This is what Abraham refers to as “trying to fill in the grid”.
From the religious point of view, faith in the power of God to make all things possible, eliminates from the thinking of the true believer the thoughts that might lead to figuring out “how” a desire might be satisfied, therefore leaving the desire “pure”. The harder you pray no matter which religion you follow, the more you put your faith in the entity of God to make all things possible, and in that process you focus all your energy on your desired outcome - in that process you release control and give it over to God and stop trying to figure out the "how". And so it is that true believers manifest miracles, and from their point of view the action of praying to God is what made it happen, therefore God is great. The lost connection is the power of the focus exerted by the focuser.
I have seen many who pray be disappointed and say that God isn't listening to their prayers, when in fact, they spend many hours trying to figure out “how” God will bring them the outcome that they desire. That is the act of filling in the grid. On the other hand, a prayer offered with trust in the power of that same God, where no thought is offered towards the impossibility of the task, and there is only appreciation for the God Source and all that it has provided in the past, yields the desired outcome with ease. That is the grid filling in.
I heard someone at an Abraham-Hicks workshop say “let the how, be the wow” and I think those are the most perfect words I have ever heard. Yes indeed; let the Universe surprise and delight you with the ways in which it will bring you what you want. All you have to do is to wish it, and then allow your good feeling thoughts to light up the path of least resistance towards your getting what you want.
Be like the birds. They wake up and ask for food. They don’t sit on a branch worrying about where the food will come from. Which worm will come today? Will it be a worm or something else? How big will it be? Will it be enough? What if it Be like the birds. They wake up and ask for food. They don’t sit on a branch worrying about where the food will come from. Which worm will come today? Will it be a worm or something else? How big will it be? Will it be enough? What if it doesn't come? Maybe I should start storing worms – just in case. No, none of that. The birds fly and soar and enjoy being, they know that the God Source will provide for them – they trust. How many times have you encountered birds dying of starvation? I have never seen that happen. They just follow their “instinct” and so should we. We have that instinct in us as well. That guidance comes to us through our emotions.
The Universe is all knowing. Whereas, our knowledge of the world is limited to that which we can decipher with our five physical senses. So there is no point in our trying to figure out how things will come about. Our time is better served thinking happy thoughts, giving birth to desires and observing the joyous manner in which the path towards them will unfold, and taking action when the urge to act feels good. So let’s make a decision today that from here on we will “let the how be the wow!”