“For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard.”-Hebrews 4:2
I have it written on my Instagram bio and many people have asked me about it.
I think they ask because it’s weird to have someone who does not believe in anything to suddenly believe in God and live for Him like crazy. It’s even weirder because I have faked being a believer most of my life.
My parents baptized me a young age in the Christian faith. They taught me to pray before I ate and before I went to bed at night. I went to youth groups and sang worship songs to try and fit in.
But that was all a lie. I didn’t believe in any of it. Praying to God I didn’t believe existed…silly right?
I didn’t believe anything existed beyond this world. I knew that if there was anything out there who loved me like people said that God did then the world wouldn’t be this bad. I wouldn’t feel such huge pain.
I. Was. Wrong.
There is a God. A true, one, Living God of the universe who loves me more than words can say.
I was wrong, but I don’t feel annoyance toward those who haven’t seen what I have seen and still feel the way I did before.
I think atheists get a bad rap. That they’re mean people who have negative outlooks on life and live sad, empty lives. But that’s not true either.
Atheists (and Christians too) come in all shapes, sizes, and have different opinions.
More importantly, God loves atheists as much as He loves those who love Him back.
& if we are thinking any differently…we need to get some prayer time in.
Love God, love others. The end.