I have chosen a path not taken by most women like me, though it is now taken by more than before. I have followed a path that far too many think is wrong, sinful even.
On this path I have discovered that most of the things I have been taught about life and about God are not true. On this path I have discovered that I am far more than my parents or my ex wanted me to believe I was.
This path has led me toward God, not away. It was the path of obedience to what man says God says that led me away from God. This path has led me closer to the person God created me to be. It was the path of submission to man’s words about God masquerading as truth that led me to turn against God’s desires for me.
There are still many, many people who claim the path I’ve chosen is wrong. Most people would never go down my path, even if they were in my circumstances. They would choose fear over freedom because, too often, we believe our fears and let them keep us from doing what is right.
We make excuses and find verses in Scripture we think back up our excuses, our reasons to give in to our fears instead of taking the terrifying leap of faith and trusting that what God has told us is true, and, in my experience, far more fulfilling than the fear man has instilled in their religion.
(Linking up with Five Minute Friday)