Your Religious Journey Won't Always Be Easy
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Your Religious Journey Won't Always Be Easy

Growing closer to God is amazing but it can be hard to know where to start.

Your Religious Journey Won't Always Be Easy

Growing up religion was something important to my family. We went to church and I went to CCD. My siblings had our communion and God was talked about a lot by my grandmother. Religion also wasn't pushed down our throats either. My family believed that we could have a close relationship with God without going to church. And to this day I believe that too. I truly believe you can be close to god and be religious without spending every Sunday at church.

My journey hasn't been easy. I feel I steered away from religion after my mom passing away. I steered away from it but I would pray every night. Part of me knew that God had a plan and that he was listening. While another part of me was quite sad. I never gave up on God but I also didn't follow him either.

And if I'm being honest I wish this story was about how I grew closer to him and everything is perfect. But in reality my relationship with God is no where near where I want it to be. I pray every night. I pray to my mother and I pray to God thanking him for everything he's done for me. I show gratitude but just like anything it needs work. I don't know if my relationship will ever be "perfect' but I do want it improve.

I am in no way trying to force my religion on anyone. I just wanted to talk about my personal experience. God has given me so many reasons to thank him while also giving me times where I ask myself why me. But I truly believe God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers. And yes I need to improve and pray more. And yes I will get there someday. But I know that God is here to protect everybody and so is my mom.

My journey will make sense one day.

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