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Tired of Being Holy and Perfect

Hello Deepak, For four years I had been a very conservative and very zealous Christian. But for the past 6 months I have become tired of trying to be holy and perfect. I have been breaking away from conservative evangelicalism. Since I have stopped attending church and the fundamentalist community I have tried to find peace through spirituality and not religion (such as practicing meditation and yoga). My question is this. By letting go of my former religious traditions how can I deepen my relationship with God without feeling guilt, fear, and unworthiness? It has taken a lot of strength to even feel the freedom I do today. But I know God is there because I have felt him. How do I find the confidence to enter his presence and know that he is watching over me? Thank you


Don’t let your old concepts of God and spirituality limit your spiritual growth or your confidence. Let your actual experience be your guide. You have said how you can feel the presence of God. That is all you need for confidence that God is there, not words or beliefs. When you feel the divine presence, there is no separation or guilt or fear. All that comes from the ego mind. That small mind is also the source of the concepts about holiness and perfection, and those ideas are very far from the actual experience of God felt in your inner Being.


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glenna - February 15, 2014
I think he has the right to doubt and to develop his own way to have a relationship with God. When we are in a community such as church or congregation we feel safer because facing the challenges alone is harder then in a group. All those biblical explanation is rethorical, Ms Anna has explained it accordingly the christian point of view. i don`t disagree with her, but if he is having the opportunity to have a private experience with the Lord, this is awesome to him!, I have my own doubts and theoretical disagreements with my religious institution, but I am keeping my tradition because wherever I go it takes part on me. This is about developing wings keeping the roots. Open up your mind and don`t lose your Faith. Wherever you go God is at your side.
Silvanodos - June 30, 2013
Really pissed off with What is going on in Greece, My blood starts to boil when I think about her. There is a connection with her without a doubt. You can call it past, I call it spirit.
Peter - June 28, 2013
Love builds, hate destroys. Malakes! Big responsibilities. But I love it. If I hated you I wouldn`t be awake.
Peter - June 28, 2013
Deepak Panchal - June 26, 2013
I just love the question. <3
Aisha Imtiaz - June 26, 2013
Love that
Catalina Baranovicht-chavez - June 26, 2013
Kalindi, we MUST change our path. Yes! Or rather, make course corrections as we adjust to the revelation that comes into our lives on a multitude of levels. We are all connected, loved by God, and our path with Him is intimate. As a Christ-follower, I believe the Word of God and identify Truth as a revealed person. This means I believe in Absolute Truth, as He has been and is revealing Himself. He makes sense--even in my humble grasp of Him; whereas I think that the \"many paths to truth\" model does not make sense. Yet, I am not a \"religionist,\" and am as rejected in that circle as I am in a secular one. I think yoga is fine and certain forms of meditation are great. For sake of argument, according to the Apostle Paul, a believer could even eat meat sacrificed to idols and not be engaging in idolatry by doing do, if his conscience allowed it. Those who live anew in Christ should do so with a new mind; a God-centered mind. All can have a unified purpose, and will be approached differently than someone whose intention is idolatrous (self or otherwise). I personally became a Christ-follower after first being deep in New Age Belief and practices. I became frustrated that those practices didn\'t offer eternal hope, relationship with God, and an answer for the sin I knew was present in my life. After my conversion, I went from that to being like this questioner, and my spiritual understanding still rested on my own merits; it created great difficulty for me. Although it was a different guise, it was still the same animal. I am so thankful for all His patient, loving, and scandalous dealings with me. He graciously calls us out of both carnal and religious slavery, out of our own personal caves of hiding. 1 Kings 19:11-15 \"The LORD said, \'Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.\' Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, \'What are you doing here, Elijah?\' He replied, \'I have been very zealous for the LORD God Almighty....\' [and he lamented]. The LORD said to him, \'Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert....\'\"
Anna Herron - June 25, 2013