Me and My God...
“True Christianity is knowing nothing, hoping, for everything, and abusing grace and mercy.”
`Brittney ‘Genuine Gemini’ Baker
Harsh much?? Well it’s the truth. You bring up religion and everyone seems to have a Masters Degree in God. In today’s post, I want to explore how I’m building my relationship with God.
Church was huge element of my upbringing. Almost to the point of running me away from it. Fortunately, I had Parents who were very non-pressuring about religion, and allowed their Children to gravitate towards it as we got older.
God has truly become more than 3 letters. His spirit is so powerful, so refreshing, and everlasting.
Let me clarify, I am not a “Super Christian”. It bothers me to even refer to other Christians in that matter, but they exist. I consider myself to be a “Struggle Christian”. There are so many lifestyles choices I still need to correct, but does not take away from my love for God.
The idea of protection always made me happy. Knowing someone was watching over me. As I got older I began to discover who God was and how important he is. My yearning for information magnified.
I never wanted to read the Bible, I felt it was way too much for my brain to handle. It is. I figured if I could read all these Non-Fiction books, the least I can do is take a stab at it. Very overwhelming.
Most people discover God after tragic incidents or situations. It’s cliché but true. Some would be ashamed of this, but I think the opposite. God needed to connect with you somehow, your attention was needed, and he knew exactly how to get it. No, that does not mean evil, or bad things are intentionally cast upon you, just know we all need a reality check sometime.
Young people are so lost in the society we live in. It’s hard to keep them focused, or even ask questions about God. Immediately you would receive dismissive attitudes and responses.
Without sounding preachy, God can literally be your Best Friend if you allow him. As I continued to strengthen the bond with my Heavenly Father, I developed some steps to make that process more fluid, more intentional and less taboo:
1. Accept that you need and want God in your life.
2. Read verses only from the Bible, not Chapters.
3. Figure out your communication style to God. (Writing or Verbal)
4. Ask how you can be better to yourself, through God’s eyes.
5. Find a Spiritual Mentor
All the above should be done in nonabrasive ways. Where we fail in our quests to God is the pressure to be 100% together. As I mentioned, I struggle daily, but that’s what it’s all about. Understanding it is far more work to be completed, and you are merely the Student.
I hope if there is a young person struggling, this will help guide them towards their Best Friend. I must admit, having my own special bond is amazing, and I wouldn’t trade it in for anything in the World.
Brittney ‘Genuine Gemini’ Baker