I chose prompt 3 this week from Josie's Writing Workshop . “You just don’t get it!” – share a story about a time you felt that your other half, or somebody else, failed to understand something important about your life, your personality, or your needs.
There's something about me that only a handful of you know about, It's not something I talk about or share with other people as much as I should.
I'm a Christian.
I said it , I'm a Christian and I believe in God.
My faith is not as strong as it used to be , God used to be at the center of my life and I used to live my life the Christian way. I like to think I still do minus the sex before marriage .
Friends never used to get me at school when I used to tell them I was going away with my youth group with church or that I was spending my Sunday morning worshipping.
I remember telling some friends that I was spending a Saturday feeding the homeless with my church , when word of this got round school. I was bullied and teased about it.
But nothing they said/did knocked my faith , it just made it stronger. They just didn't get it.
I got baptised at the age of 13
My parents thought it was funny that I had chosen that route , they didn't get it as all they wanted to do was drink 24/7 and be horrible people (I will go into that more in a future post!) . They didn't get that I wanted to live this pure life and not sin , whilst my brother was creating havoc and landing himself in prison I was at Church and helping others around me.
Who did they take the mick out of? Me. They didnt support me in ways that I needed them too , hence why I dropped out of GCSES/College. I never had that tiny bit of parental support that I needed.
My Christian faith did weaken though when I hit my late teens , I turned 18 and discovered alcohol and boys.
Fast forward a few years later and I now have Jonny & Oliver , what ever I did in the past I don't regret because its led me to my life here with my boys , my new town with new friends.
I still consider myself to be a Christian even though I've not set foot in a church for well over a year. I still regularly read the bible and reflect on passages that I read. It is difficult when your in a relationship with a non-believer. We've talked about it and he knows where I stand in the whole-believing-in-God situation and I know where he stands. He just doesn't get it.
Emma @ Me , The Man & The Baby