Growing up, my parents didn’t seem to be religious at all. We were never forced to go to church, but sometimes my brother, my sister, and I would go to vacation Bible School over summer break or I would attend with one of my friends from school. I found certain things even to be questionable, but I had a blast with my friends and most of the ones I went to served food. I was never consistent with it, but I stopped randomly going when I was 16.
I know that there is a higher power out there and that all this beauty and brilliance around us has to have been made by something or someone. I think going to all those churches only made me realize and believe that there is a power bigger than us as a human race. I know, for a fact, that miracles happen and that we are blessed all the time. I know that these things come from that higher power and I know that nothing is done by mistake. I believe with all my heart that everything happens for a reason.
Religion is a lot different than spirituality. Spirituality doesn’t have the rules and traditions that must be followed. I believe spirituality allows me to connect with that higher power on a personal level and I can do it the way that makes me feel comfortable. I have a wonderful relationship with my higher power and I believe he watches out for me.
That’s all I have to say about religion. I have no judgments for anyone who has different beliefs. I believe that’s what makes them unique and helpful in their own way.