Spiritual Life & Beliefs

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SPIRITUAL LIFE AND BELIEFS
I do not really have a defining moment in my life where everything changed and gave up drugs and drinking and turned towards God. However, I do have a moment where I turned to him but it isn’t big and grand. Sometimes I wish this was different, sometimes I wish I had some big grand story but then again. I have been immersed in God’s life for all my entire life and I can’t complain about that.
I was born in a very spiritual family with parents who had very clear and strict rules when it came to church. After I was born, as soon as I was able to recognize my surroundings I was in church. I remember a few instances when I received some spanking for trying to lie my way out of going for Sunday school. However later
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As I became more mature and more in touch with my spirituality, the area of spiritual gifts became of great interest to me. The thought that the different areas of effectiveness and skills are from God is interesting. I grew up with the teaching that we had God given abilities but I had never equated these with spiritual gifts. To me they were just skills that we had been born with and I felt that our genetics and social conditioning had more to do with these gifts than the Holy Spirit do since there were non-Christians who exhibited the same abilities and gifts as Christians. It took a lot of reasoning and realization for me to understand that despite both us having similar gifts, the spiritual and Holy Spirit manifestation in me as a Christian allows me to use my gifts in accordance to what God intended me to.
Many Christians today are racing through life with the same attitude I had, they know it all and there’s nothing you can tell them which they don’t already know. Despite the fact that I don’t know what will happen when the time for testing comes. When I have to make a sacrifice and pay the cost of staying faithful to God, it might suddenly turn out that all along my desire to serve God wasn’t the greatest desire of my life and that I might betray it to get something else that I want. What I know is I wake up every day praying to God to give me strength to do what is right and to live according to his word and in the process if I’m able to influence even a
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