I have finally found a church that I love and God is changing me in ways that I never thought possible. I know now what it means to be born again. I feel like I am on fast track to spirituality. It's a wonderful feeling yet it is scary at the same time. I have faith and I trust in the Lord so I know all will be alright.
The thing is I have always seen people who are spiritual and voiceful as a tad on the weird side. I know now that I was just dim and didn't understand why they would be like that. But now I feel it happening to me and I am afraid of people seeing me as the weird person.
I feel like I have crossed to the otherside. I have a burning desire to know God deeper and to praise his name. If am on the other side does this mean I am leaving my friends behind? They don't talk about God. They actually are the way I was.... thinking "those" people (me now) are weird.
Your conversion experience is genuine.
When I was 16 years old (before my conversion) it all seemed like a big joke and a money scam.
I’m 51 now, and I had a conversion experience when I was 19.
You will be changed from within and without.
You may lose some friends in the process but you have decided to have a Deeper Joy and a Deeper Peace.
Those closest to you will not understand.
This is natural and normal of the whole process.
My beloved Connie came out of a 25 year loveless marriage and when she had her conversion experience, her husband and even her children turned on her and started calling her “a religious freak”.
My brothers hated the fact that I wanted a closer walk with God.
Connie and I follow Jesus Christ through the Bible and The Holy Spirit, but your path may be different.
It does not matter.
Spirit is spirit, God is God.
Even though you are on your way to Great Joy, Peace and Beauty within and without, try not to convert anyone.
I offer just some friendly advice.
This is one of the most difficult things you may face:
Those closest to you and those who love the most you will have a great desire to share your newfound Joy.
And their like, “Umm... why don’t you just put that religious [censored] down and come party with us like you used to”.
Yeah, had been there done that...
Well, try to establish new friendships who understand.
It will be worth it in the long run.
I’m glad you’re here and you can express what’s going on.
Burt & Connie