There comes a time when it is finally time to put away childish things. The experiences that we had when growing up can hinder our forward movement.
Guilt issues are especially formidable. Some of us think that if we aren’t following in our parents’ footsteps, believing in the God that they believed in, that we are betraying them. That is our guilt.
And it is false. We all have to follow our own star, make our own adult decisions. Looking back to what a parent might have told us is not fully adult—unless we are sure that we do indeed believe the same way.
Ask how many of our beliefs are still infantile, learned in Sunday school, but exemplifying a “God Who is too small” (a phrase made popular in a book by J. B. Phillips). See what changes we need to make in our belief system that we have simply inherited.
After we have asked these hard questions, it is time to grow all the way up to whatever faith we can embrace as an adult.