When Brian and I were working on Stake last year, he suggested a recurring feature asking preachers, professors and other Christian leaders what they used to believe but don’t anymore. Although it didn’t work out to do it there, I’m still intrigued by the idea. Here are 12 things, some weighty and some teeny, I once believed and don’t believe today.
I no longer believe…….
….. the entire Bible should be read literally.
….. older automatically = wiser.
….. I will be tall. (I was one of the tallest girls in my 6th grade class. Unfortunately I haven’t grown since then.)
….. the most talented and deserving people will eventually get the attention and opportunities.
….. some people are good drivers.
….. happiness is the absence of problems. (Today I believe it’s the occasional by-product of working through problems.)
….. I will someday like my hair.
….. to be a good Christian one must read the Bible every day.
….. it’s possible to define “good Christian.”
….. people make sense and behave rationally.
….. that “I’ll never need an email address.” (Jennifer Taylor, 1996)
….. everything happens for a reason.
What do you no longer believe?