Fitting in

I had a hard time fitting in while growing up. I was a PK preacher kid so I was taught what not to do according to the Bible. We went to church more than normal people. I’m not saying it didn’t help me become a better person, but I was just wondering why did we have to go so much.

I was not allowed to hangout with friends because we were always going to church. We even went to church twice on Sunday. We had Bible study at our house once or twice a week. I always looked forward to the end of Bible study so we could have homemade ice cream with cookies or cake. Yes I love dessert. I would also have to attend choir rehearsal and that usually would last forever. Don’t get me wrong I love music especially gospel music, because I was raised on it.

On Saturday mornings I would wake up to music. My mom would put on her favorite gospel record on the record player. My mom can sing like an angel and I’m thankful to God he blessed me and my siblings with the gift of singing.

So you can see that my life was already planned out for me. I have always had an relationship with Jesus and he has always been with me every step of my life. Even when I didn’t make the best decision in life. I knew I could always go to God for anything.

You might think I was a troubled teen growing up in a Christian home, but I wasn’t I pretty much did what I was asked to do . I had so many questions about life outside of my world. I was curious about what my mom would think about me wanting to explore things that she has kept me from.

It took years before I could spend the night with my friends. When I did I was like a kid on Christmas morning so excited about what I would learn from them. I was finally able to watch movies and listen to worldly music. And talk with boys on the phone. But I’m thankful that I was raised in a Christian home so I was able to see the difference between good and bad decision.

God already knew that I would explore the world to see for myself if I could live without him. Of course I could never live without God in my life. And I don’t ever plan to live life without him. I would never judge someone for the decision they might have made in their life. The world has a way of making you feel guilty for the choices you make. Trust me I’m not perfect and I don’t even plan to be.

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