When were younger we questioned everything, even the simplest things, but then we get older and we stop, we just accept everything as truth, which is very unfortunate to say the least.
We must not lose that child-like mind, we must continue to question the information that is given to us, and not just allow others to spoon feed it to us with our eyes tightly closed, which in turn leaves our minds vulnerable to attacks and misguidance.
This is ever so important when you are dealing with people of faith, and not because they are all bad and/or looking to cause problems in your life, but because you don’t want to be fooled by false prophets and led astray.
We are not to take the whole ”sheep” metaphor literally, God wants us to learn and evolve in our faith, he doesn’t want us to be mindless sheep who just take everything that is told to them as gospel and create their lives around it.
He wouldn’t have blessed us with a brain if he didn’t want us to use it, to think for ourselves, to research and investigate what is being told to us and not just accept it as fact.
I know it’s scary to question authority, especially if it comes in the form of your pastor with a whole congregation backing them up, but for your spiritual health and well-being it is something that totally needs to be done, it is a necessity.
Don’t be afraid to ask why, to question what is being told to you, because no matter who is preaching it or what book it’s written in nothing is completely foolproof, especially when man is involved.
Your goal should not to be a spiritual zombie, someone who walks around without a thought in their head and a mentality only to blindly feed on the flesh that everyone else is eating.
You should strive to be much more, an individual who thinks for themselves and truly understands what they are eating and more importantly, why they are eating it.
Break free from the flock, educate yourself properly so that you can better understand why things are the way they are and what it means to truly be a man/woman of faith.
There’s nothing wrong with being a follower of one religion or another, or not following any at all, just make sure that you are doing so with open eyes and because of a decision that was made with an educated mindset and not because someone else told you to.
I am not trying to get you to debunk your faith, to make you doubt everything you’ve been taught and to make you cynical, but rather to help you become stronger spiritually and to see things how they truly are and not just as you were told to view them.
Be who you are, live your life as you feel fit, just make sure you’re aware of why it is you’re taking the steps you’re taking, because if you walk blindly through life you run the risk you seriously hurting yourself and/or others around you.
Know why you’re doing it, don’t be afraid to speak up and go against the grain, because even if man shuns you, God never will.