Hey Church Girl! is my personal story in my own words of how I went from spiritually bound (and didn’t know it) to living a life of spiritual wellness. Living a life governed by rules and laws, do’s and dont’s made for a not so peaceful walk in my early life with God.
For most of my life I viewed God the way I viewed myself and other people. Super critical and lacking mercy. It was hard for me to accept grace and mercy. I felt I had to work for God’s approval and I didn’t realize it but I was driving myself crazy. Constantly questioning or wondering where I stood with God caused occasional bouts of anxiety.
It wasn’t until I gained more clarity on the origin of these thoughts and feelings that I realized I was governing myself. I wasn’t trying to nurture a relationship with God as much as I was just trying to stay out of Hell. Much of what I felt was the voice of or conviction from God was really me. I was making my walk with him strained rather than sweet by setting unrealistic standards for myself. That was ROUGH y’all!
I know I am not the only one that identifies with a story much like my own. There are so many expectations of who a church girl is or what a church girl should be. So many of us have walked away from our pursuit of a life with Christ due to poor examples and influence. We feel or have felt we will never do enough to live up to what is required to be a “good” Christian. I pray as I share my story you are able to begin redefining what your relationship with God looks like. I also pray you are able to see achieving a balanced life of spiritual wellness is possible.