I remember many years back a fellow ministerial servant saying this to me. He felt that even if Jehovah’s Witnesses were not the only true religion, the regimented routine of meetings and field service and the strict rules and enforcement provided a beneficial structure for his life.
At the time I thought if this wasn’t “the truth”, I’d have no need for all unnecessary rules and structure.
And now that I am mentally and physically out (almost four years faded), I’ve found I still don’t need it. I don’t get drunk. I don’t smoke. I don’t use drugs of any sort. I’ve no need or addiction for porn. I’ve a girlfriend that I am faithful to and plan to marry someday. I’ve gotten my eating under control. In October 2014, I was about 310 pounds. Today I am 190 pounds.
I’ve been employed in the same place for six years and a home and reasonable health. And yes, these things might change overnight as there are NO guarantees no matter how structured a person is, or what their religion or philosophy is.
Rather than my life spinning out of control, I am happier, more at peace. Within my own life structure, I am more self-controlled. I’m more relaxed and open-minded. I’m not perfect, of course, but I'm more moral and trustworthy than at any point in my life.
Some of this might be due to maturity, but I find the more I leave Jehovah’s Witnesses behind, the better my life. At the very least, I do not need the Watchtower structure to keep my life from falling apart.
Anyone hanging onto something they know or suspect is not the truth, merely for the “structure”, I recommend rethinking this fear.