Faith | Fear. Always. Faith doesn’t always have to do with a religion but for me it does. Now, I’m not here to preach to you or tell you what to believe because if I’m being honest - I don’t know exactly what I believe either. I am one of those people that really has to see to believe but when it comes to God - is believing in him hurting me? Nope. When I got pregnant my church welcomed single, knocked up me back home with loving open arms and I haven’t looked back since.
When it comes to religion and church something about believing there is someone bigger than me looking out for me when I don’t even look out for myself is a pretty cool way to think. For me, that’s what religion is - it’s having a feeling of safety and security that I am always being looked out for.
This post has been something I have wanted to write for a long time but never knew what to say. I grew up Catholic, attended Sunday School, was baptized, received my First Communion - all that jazz! But at the end of they day I learned nothing! Maybe I memorized some prayers, took a picture in a pretty white dress but that was about it! (Now, I am in no way bashing the Catholic Church - it just didn’t speak to me personally) When I started attending our church and other Andy Stanley churches I felt that security, I felt love, and most importantly I was hopeful. Hopeful for a new day, a new life with Max and just generally happy and hopeful with whatever twists and turns life threw at me because I believed that one day things would take a turn and things would be better than I ever could have imagined.
Even if you don’t believe in God , I will tell you what you can believe in. You can believe in a better day and a better YOU! It’s insane to me how much a little positivity and hope can take you. It can take you in a direction you never thought you could go in. So I will keep this short, sweet and simple and tell you that you can direct your happiness - with your choices anything is possible. I’m not saying there won’t be bad days or bad moments but I am saying you will come out of the darkness and things WILL get better. At least they did for me and if I can help anyone feel a sense of happiness whether it be with a hug, card, lunch at Chick-Fil-A or a prayer - I am here. Day or night. I’m here! When things get tough remember that, you’ve got a friend in me.