Yesterday, I wrote about drugs and alcohol. It wasn’t the best because I wasn’t sure what to say but I hope I was still able to get the information across. Today, I’m going to write on religion.
So religion is a topic that is close to my heart because even though I am not the most religious person on earth, I try my best to be. Religion is a strong belief in supernatural power or powers that control human destiny. As a Christian, I have grown up to learn a lot about God, Christ, The Holy Spirit. I have heard Bible stories such as the ‘Adam and Eve’ story and so many others but to be honest growing up, I didn’t really understand. I just knew that I was a Christian because my parents were. Going to church was something I looked forward to – not to hear the word of God, but to meet my friends and play. I had Bible classes every Saturday but still – nothing. It’s not like I didn’t learn anything from all these classes, it was just that I didn’t understand them. I just repeated what my teachers taught me. Growing up wasn’t the easiest. Don’t get me wrong, I was a comfortable kid. I went to school. My parents provided well for me. I was just a kid that had lots of troubles inside me and didn’t know how to deal with them. Everyone thought I was the happy kid but didn’t get that a lot was going on inside me – that I was forced to grow up fast. This is where religion came in for me. You see, I won’t lie and tell you that I don’t sin because I do A LOT. There are Sunday mornings that I feel so lazy to go to church. There are days that I don’t read my Bible. There are days that I don’t pray in the morning. I do a lot of sinful things but at the same time, inside me, I talk to God. God is this friend to me that I can’t see. In my heart, when something good or troubling happens to me, I am just talking to Him inside me. I don’t know if he hears me or listens to me because I could be so bad that I don’t think I’m good enough. I just feel at peace sometimes doing it. Religion is a shelter for me. I enjoy going to church to listen to music that lifts up my soul. I have learnt to accept that everything happens for reason. Having something to hold on to is amazing. I know that when all else fails, God is there. This doesn’t just apply to Christianity. I believe that it applies to all religions. I believe that everyone needs something to hold on to and religion is that whether it is Christianity, Islam, Judaism and more. Religion is an amazing shelter for all because when all else fails, we can still depend on our religions.
Before you judge me, try hard to love me – MJ