It’s not necessary to be spiritual or religious; we could be neither if this were our chose. For those among us wishing to be religious there are many options to pick from, humanity has divided the worship of God into many boxes each with a label and an organization for each. The choices are there to go with a main stream religion or a lesser known religion all of which would be happy to increase their membership. For those who feel comfortable not being in an organization to look for God, spirituality will work well for them.
The main difference is; each religion has its own version of rules and regulations to be followed to reach God, all of which are complied into a doctrine. The doctrine is then given to each member, plus also being housed in a special structure where the members meet at to pray at specified times under the direction of the local leaders of that group. Spirituality is more like open source code software; it can be customized and adjusted to fit the individual’s needs. Spirituality has no doctrine or assigned leaders. It’s completely free style although there are writings from many people, none of which are considered to be the rules, it’s up to the individual to accept them or not. Spirituality can be practiced anywhere at anytime by anyone. In Spirituality the special structure is within each of us and we are our own leader.
It’s not a contest or competition to find God/Creator/Spirit/Heavenly Father/I Am/Source/CAO. (chief angelic officer) God honors all those who seek to find him/her no matter which way they chose. It’s all in the desire and the journey to find (insert your choice here).