Why I don't talk about my Religion.

So I don't know if this will be a short post or a long post but I've wanted to talk about this for a VERY LONG time and it's taken some courage to finally write about it, but here it is!

I am a Christian.

Most of my friends know this but people who find me on social media wouldn't know this about me due to not voicing it out to the public. It's not that I am ashamed of this or anything, but I don't see the need to be so "in your face" with my religion. Please understand that I am not saying that all Christians are so in your face with our faith, but there are a few out there that just are a bit OTT. Occasionally on Twitter I'll post a few tweets here and there about praise and worship at church or a verse of the day but that's only because I'm in the moment of wanting to showcase my religion. Sometimes I do wish that I was very open with it, but then again being closed off and only sharing my views with selected people makes me value being a Christian so much. I really don't know how to word this so I'm just going to type as if I'm talking directly to one of my friends about this.

"Being a Christian doesn't mean that I need to be so upfront and out there with my faith. Sometimes you can just be with God in your own private time. I don't see myself as a bad Christian for doing this because it's nice that I can have this part of my life private and just for my eyes only. It makes my connection with God just a bit more special to me and opens my eyes more about my faith. Compared to when I was younger, I never truly understood being a Christian. I just went to church and went home, never really taking in the word that was shared in my home church. Now that I've gotten older and I've had certain things affect my life, something just clicked and now I just get it. That feeling that I get every Sunday or whilst praying is really intimate to me. Overall I like being a Christian who isn't a 'preacher' but when the time is necessary I'll talk to you about my thoughts and feelings about my faith when the time is needed."

Think I'm going to leave it there as my 'little' statement has said pretty much everything I wanted to say. This is really something that was a bit out of my comfort zone but I'm so happy that I put it out here for everyone to read. I mean my blog isn't called Just a Thought for nothing hehe. Hope you guys enjoyed reading it. Have a good week all!

"I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me - Philippians 4:13."


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