Proverb: God Helps those who Help Themselves

God Helps those who Help Themselves

There are some students who don't study all through the year and then one day before the examination they go to the temple, make offerings and perform a pooja and think that God will answer their prayers and give them a good result in the examination. Such students will find, much to their dismay, that God does not help shirkers. He only helps those who help themselves. 

There is the story of a scientist who worked for years in order to find out the cause of malaria. He had performed hundreds of experiments and almost given up hope. Then he prayed and fell asleep. The next morning he woke up with a new idea in his head. He tried it out and lo and behold!

Thus we see that God helps only those who help themselves. This is because God has given us all the talents, attributes and the thinking power to achieve what we want. After being given all those, why should we again rely on God to achieve success? We should rely on the gifts that God has given us to make progress in life, rather than on God to do things for us.

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