The work that God performs in people is primarily to allow them to gain the truth; having you pursue life is for the sake of perfecting you, and it is all to make you suitable for God’s use. All you are pursuing now is hearing mysteries, listening to God’s words, feasting your eyes, having a look at something new or seeing what the trend is, and satisfying your curiosity. If this is the intention in your heart, there is no way for you to meet God’s requirements. Those who do not pursue the truth cannot follow until the very end. Right now, it’s not that God isn’t doing something—it’s that people are not cooperating, because they are tired of His work. They only want to hear words of His blessing, and they are unwilling to hear words of His judgment and chastisement. What’s the reason for this? It’s because people’s desire to gain blessings has not been fulfilled, and they are negative and weak. It is not that God purposely does not allow people to follow Him, and it is not that He is purposely delivering blows to mankind. People are negative and weak only because their intentions are improper. God is the God that gives man life, and He cannot bring man into death. People’s negativity, weakness, and retreat is all caused by themselves.
Adapted from “You Should Maintain Your Devotion to God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh