18245, RE: My Religion/Faith Post|
Posted by Nettrice, Tue Feb-27-01 01:55 PM
Before I share this I wanted ya'll to know that this story is no big deal to me. I tell it all the time to the youth I work with and whenever someone asks me about my religion/faith:
When I was a pre-teen I was lost or I felt lost and I was ready to give up on life. I was a regular church goer, I was in the youth choir, attended Sunday school, etc. But church did not seem to help me get connected spiritually. Clinically, I was severly depressed and I sought help from psychiatry. One day I had enough. Alone, in my mother's kitchen, I gathered all the prescription medicine in the house and got on my knees. I pleaded with God to show me how to find my path and when I stood up the phone rang...on the other end was my answer.
The rest is history. I feel quite certain that I was connected to God, on my Divine path and it happened in one inspiring moment. I was in therapy until I was 17 and I emerged grounded, driven, confident, focused and determined.
Because I took one leap of faith when I was 12 I was able to see how I never had to worry about falling again. Faith is hard to explain but when you have it it does not matter what religion you worship or what church you go to. It is the shelter in the storm. The refuge in all the chaos and confusion that is the world we all live in.
"Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you or forsake you". So we may boldly say, "The Lord is my helper, I will not fear. What can man do to me?"
-- Hebrews 13:5,6
"There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path"
--Morpheus in "The Matrix"
"It's our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities"- Dumbledore to Harry Potter "Chamber of Secrets"