I’m tired of people judging me because I’m a Christian and not just a “Christmas and Easter” Christian. I actually try to live out my faith, unlike the majority of people here who see religion as part of the Southern lifestyle instead of something to actually abide by.
I’m tired of my friends and family not understanding why I act differently than other people my age. Yes, I do take dating seriously. Yes, I do take most things seriously. When eternity is on the line, your perspective changes. I don’t want to get attached to a guy that isn’t a Christian when the Bible explicitly warns against being married to nonbelievers. Dating is a stepping stone to marriage, and call me a Duggar, but I want dating to mean something. I don’t want to date just to have fun. I can have fun in other ways that don’t mess with my emotions.
It makes me think of Psalm 27:10 and Luke 12:49-53. My family truly is divided because of Jesus. Mom doesn’t understand why I do what I do. I want her to understand, but she doesn’t. She’ll never understand me because she doesn’t understand my faith.
That’s the hardest part about becoming a committed follower of Christ. Having to give up my family for Him.