Religion & spiritually

Religion? Spiritually? These words have been popping up in my life for years now. What’s it all about? Do I need it in my life? How would I do that? *crickets churping*

As a child I was i introduced to church but it wasn’t forced upon me. We would go and I’d go to Sunday school. This continued until I started sports on the weekends at age 6.

I didn’t reconsider having religion in my life again until I was going away to a Catholic boarding school in grade 12. I wasn’t in this school for the church, let me tell you 😬

At this point I was 18 years of age and was surrounded by overly religious people. Quite frankly I thought it was over the top and strange. I prayed, I ate the cracker and juice, confessed a sin or two but it MEANT nothing to me. It wasn’t real. I faked it like any bad 18 year old would. 

Now that I’m a bit more mature(if I do say so myself πŸ˜‡) I am at a point where I am ready for religion to be part of my life. My partner is Christian and has never pressed me to become Christian as well, however for the past year I’ve been attending church regularly and I’ve come to a place where I’ll pray…a real prayer. 

It’s really quite amazing. I’m proud of myself and interested and excited for this personal growth of mine. My partner is the only person my age that I know of who is openly religious and that makes me a bit hesitant to show my religion publically. So much to learn and so much growth that will happen. 

I wonder about other people…have you gone through a similar journey? Everyone must have their own stories and beliefs. I really want to have an open mind about how my beliefs are changing and I want to hear from YOU! ❀


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6 Replies to “Religion & spiritually”

  1. Since you asked… πŸ™‚ I could write a book on my journey. Actually I have and I’m looking for an agent right now. But I lived most of my life as an agnostic and came to Christ kicking and screaming at age 48. I read C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity at the request of a counselor, and I fell in love. A year later I was sitting in the fellowship hall of a church watching The Alpha Project and singing praise songs at the beginning of my Christian life wondering how in the world Jesus got hold of my heart when I didn’t want to give it willingly. If I had been as open as you are, it might have been sooner. But God has His own perfect timing…All blessings to you….

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  2. I’ve been part of the United Church my whole life and I really like it’s ideology! Even though I’m not super religious, I feel like I still fit in and can enjoy it

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  3. Regular church-goer since 14 ish. I was brought up in a super atheist house but came to Church through a friend and a youth group. Really interesting hearing your story!

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