Religion Made Me Hate My Life
When religion was a part of my life; I was never happy, I never felt joy, and I never felt alive. I felt oppressed, judged, and worthless. I could not understand why we were put on earth to be at the mercy of something or someone else. I never understood why a person would have a burning desire for something only for an unseen entity to say we couldn't have it. I hated my life, because apparently I was never a favorite of this unseen entity. I never got what I wanted or barely anything I needed, but others did. The only answers that I could get for this strange phenomenon was that god knows best and he only gives you what you need. It boggled my mind because sometimes I needed food that wasn't available. It was the most oppressive and destructive time of my life. Looking back at the first twenty-seven years of my life, I can clearly see why many, many people are suicidal because I was one of those people. I'm only sharing this because I feel that there are others who feel the way that I felt. I want those people to know that life does not have to be that way, and that the belief that you were put on earth to suffer and be miserable is a lie. I want those people to know that joy beyond what you could ever imagine is waiting for you, and it has been calling your name since the first time you desired it. Are you ready to answer that call?
Just like anything else that you may desire, in order to possess that happiness, you are going to have to put down old beliefs, feelings, and fears. Its going to cause you to have to rise to a new level of thinking and feeling, because fear and sadness can't coexist in the same dwelling as happiness and joy. You are going to have to make choices that may cause your world as you know it to be turned upside down. You may lose friends, relationships, jobs, material items, even some family members may turn against you. But, I'm here to tell you that it's worth it. The joy and freedom that you will feel with letting go of outdated beliefs will be worth everything and everyone that walks away from you. This is when you will really see what you are made of. Do you have the courage that you say that you have? Are you willing to risk it all to live a life full of joy, happiness, passion, freedom and purpose?
Tell me...are you ready?