Right now I guess I’m going on a spiritual journey, trying to find my way back to God. It’s a long, treacherous road with much to learn on the way but I know I’m going to get there. This is something I am ecstatic about because I’ve finally learned that I CAN be happy, and my life CAN have meaning.
There is one matter, however, that has been causing me a lot of distress. My friends. Sadly they are not too excited about my journey and would rather like to see me give up. This has me questioning friendships I have held for almost a decade. Are they going to constantly make me feel ashamed of my faith and cause me to fall down? Should they not pick me up???
They have been constantly telling me that my faith in God is an illusion in order to develop a sense of security; this is a notion i truly do not understand.Another friend tried to tell me that religion can become an addiction for people who have no belief in themselves. I just don’t understand.
I really need some advice; how do I get the strength to carry myself through this difficult time? Has anyone else been through a situation like this? How do you stand up to these faith-bullies? I will not be deterred!