I’ve learned that my newfound relationship with God is a direct reflection of me becoming an adult and having the privilege of making my own decisions. Growing up, I never found God at church. Why? Simply because, to me as a child, “church” was nothing more than a building, a location. If we were late to this church’s mass, we’ll scooch on over to next church’s mass. But, by doing that, we missed out on what church is really about: our relationship with God and our relationship with others. However, recently, I’ve learned that I don’t need church to find God. I’ve found him more so in my relationship with certain people, my relationship with myself, in what I do, and in how I act. Each obstacle we are given is a testament to the free will God has given us. Day in and day out, I try to do what’s best and I always seek Him for strength. Always. Throughout the previous 18 years of my life, not once have I ever felt this spiritually content. I guess what I’m trying to get at, is that, despite the fact that I’ve grown up a certain way, only recently have I discovered a new side of myself. A side different from my upbringing. We are all becoming our own individuals, making our own decisions, and my way of seeking God different from the way I was brought up is a testament to that.