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I’m always worried about my spiritual life. I know I should not compare myself to other christians, but it seems like I never do anything right. I can’t focus when I read the Bible and my mind wanders when I pray. I don’t like going to church because there’s basically no good way to connect because the church is small and the one or two girls my age are involved with things I don’t want to be involved with. My dad is frustrating me because he seems to think my faith is ending, so he keeps reminding me of spiritual things all the time that I already know. It’s the same answers I’ve heard forever. I’m really trying to make my faith more my own but I’m not very successful. Ironically, the less I try the less stressed I feel. I can’t figure out how to be a faithful Christian without feeling tied down. I know I should enjoy this Christian stuff but sometimes it’s hard too. I guess I like it in different ways. Instead of listening to preaching I’d rather have a discussion, for example. I’m just so scared I’m not a real Christian. I do trust only in Jesus to get me to heaven, and I want to be like him even though that really scared me sometimes. I asked God for help but nothing’s changed. I’m worried that I’ve done something to upset God.

August 2, 2015 at 20:49
JustJuly

JustJuly

Hello! I am really glad you posted about this, because I have felt the same way many times. You have done nothing to upset God, he loves you no matter what you do and forgives you of your sins. You cannot compare your faith to others, because that is only between you and God. Everyone experiences their faith in different ways and have different problems to face.
When ever I have a hard time connecting with God, I take it from an almost childish standpoint. I talk to Him rather than praying, I just talk to Him like I would if I were talking to my parents/grandparents. Talking about whats going on, what problems I face, etc. Even though He knows everything, its always good to just talk it out. And when I am feeling really lost, I listen to K-Love or something like that to feel a little more grounded.
I also read the bible and look for passages that speak to me and help me with whatever I am going through. If you feel bored with the Bible or your Church, try a new one! Go get a new bible translation, find one that works for you. If your church isn’t working, try a new domination. Try some more modern churches, those really reach out to teenagers and young adults.

Best of luck in all you do! Don’t lose faith, it will be okay soon!

August 3, 2015 at 15:37
Celby

Celby

Don’t worry about your spiritual life, God will take you through every step of the way as HE has planned for you. Worrying is a sign that you’re not trusting in God, especially where it comes to matters of the spirit, let God lead you. Don’t worry about your spiritual maturity not being to the level of someone else’s. We are all different people as Christians who have led different lives in the past and naturally are all going to vary in the place our faith is at. At this point rather than aiming to read great amounts in the scriptures, it may be best that you read in smaller amounts. You don’t have to read too much at a go, just go at your pace and pray that God will give you attention enough to read His word. Same with prayer, small increments at a go or you could even break up your prayer through out the day as compared to at once. When you pray, pray with faith that God will help you where you need help. You have to keep trusting that God will guide you through your life. With God, all things are possible, because He gives you the strength to carry on an to conquer sin as a Christian. Like Just July said, God is not mad at you and He loves you no matter what. When you feel down, just take to count that God loves you, is always with you, and has all you need for you to continue on.

“Being confident of this, that He who has began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ. “–Phillipians 1:6

Worry not, God is with you 🙂

August 5, 2015 at 15:43
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