Do we too often respond to circumstances with "whatever God wants will happen" or "what's meant to be will be," in essence throwing our hands up and taking the easy way out, when perhaps we are supposed to instead find out what it is God wants?
The Bible says "we have the mind of Christ" (1 Corinthians 2:16). It also says "understand what the will of the Lord is" (Ephesians 5:17).
So, rather than spouting off the easy, comforting "whatever is meant to be will happen," should we instead seek the thoughts of God and find out "what is meant to be"... and then be submissive and proactive in that?
I understand that saying "what God wants will happen" is not always just easy and comforting... it does require faith. I'm just wondering if it's the right approach in all situations.
Any thoughts? I'd really like to hear them.