Going to church doesn't make you a Christian. Going to Taco Bell doesn't Make you a taco. -Justin bieber said-
True. Haaaa! Seriously it's true!
Church, bible, worship music etc are all tools to support your relationship with God. They don't "make" you something.
You aren't spiritual bc you wear a religious necklace or attend religious services or don't cuss or drink or act kind or give $ to charity or feed the poor or whatever your specific religious choices dictate: from your clothing to rules and laws to follow.
It's a personal heart & soul thing. A relationship. Those are just additional things to support, grow, and empower your relationship & DEVELOP it deeper. To learn & grow & deepen. To be a work in progress & become the best you. Is not cussing more lady like & respectable? Of course! Does cussing make you less of a spiritual person or bad? Hell, no!
God is love. Don't have to seek His approval and validation to win His love. His love is not based on feeling guilty and seeking approval & earning freaking points. *If you were taught this you need to recondition your mindset bc it's not true!*
My relationship with God is kinda like my marriage for example. I don't have to tell my husband nice things. I don't have to treat him with encouragement and love and gratitude. I don't have to hug and kiss him. I don't have to be my best for him . I don't have to share my soul & dreams with him. I don't have to cry or be vulnerable. I don't have to talk and share my day and make decisions with his opinion in mind. I don't have to be in contact with him am to pm. I don't have to talk about him & tell everyone how amazing he is.
I WANT TO. I WANT TO. It brings me joy. We have been together 14 years & throughout that- we grow. We are best friends. We deepen. We go through stuff. We rise and love more. I WANT to be & give those things. Not bc I was given a set of rules to follow and I suck if I don't follow them. It's All from a personal relationship based on love. The Real definition of love. The commitment and relationship too. You WANT to be your best and give your best. Not because you have to for points or guilt. Same with GOD. It's two way street.
-Embrace God today with no approval seeking, just gratitude for your life, health, and being alive right now.
-Start somewhere & build on it.
-You are enough just as you are.
-Worry less about what others define as success or spiritual or religious and focus more on your heart, your relationship to something bigger than you ( the Divine) and seeking YOUR heart and soul and fill that UP. That is where peace and purpose and love dwells.
-Everything is a blessing or lesson.
-Laugh and let stuff go. Seriously you aren't a taco if you go to Taco Bell quote!?? Too awesome! can't make that stuff up! Be carefree and laugh today!
Sending you love love love & smiles!