We have always had a mental picture of compromise in a positive way. But then i want us to have a view of it in another way. Compromise!. 🤔
It simply means meeting at the middle. A concession; yielding or conceding to something.
We are always faced with core decisions in our walk of faith. Should we behave like the Romans or be Us in Christ?. We have asked ourselves, why can’t I behave like them just to let peace reign?. Why can’t I act like they do too?. Isn’t it just a little shift into their system of doings?. Yes, we might have heard the saying – If you can’t beat them, join them. But what if when you decide to join them, you miss the blessing to be a lifesaver and you as a person get all caught up in it. What happens to you as an individual if all our confessions end up with – being like them, or fitting in?. We weren’t saved to fit into the world system of doings. It’s saddening to see lots of folks who were once strong in faith losing grip of what really matters – their salvation. Sacrificing all just to feel among.
We were not made to fit in my dear. That was never God’s plan for us as believers (as His Likeness). We were orchestrated to be a light; a city upheld on the hills that can never be hidden. Even when it’s the norms, he or she makes a constant decision to stand out for God. A lot of folks are saying – how can I when the pressure is a lot on me?. But that’s the beauty in being a child of God. We can call unto Him – our Abba Father, seeking for the help we need at each and every phase of our lives. It’s a blessing to us my dear, that no matter how tough and hard it can get when making a decision to stand, that He is right there with us.
Read this verses:
1. Jesus was the Son of God, but he still suffered, and through his sufferings, he learned to obey whatever God says. This made him the perfect high priest, who provides the way for everyone who obeys him to be saved forever.
Hebrews 5:8-9 ERV
With Jesus as our high priest, we can feel free to come before God’s throne where there is grace. There we receive mercy and kindness to help us when we need it.
Hebrews 4:16 ERV
People don’t hide a lamp under a bowl. They put it on a lampstand. Then the light shines for everyone in the house. In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:15-16 ERV
And formed us into a kingdom [as His subjects], priests to His God and Father–to Him be the glory and the power and the majesty and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Revelation 1:6 AMP
So dear, have you seen we have a lot in us that God has bestowed for us to stand our grounds. We were not birthed in the world to conform but to stand out. And the good news is you don’t have to compromise God’s standards for theirs cos God is with you and He will lead us through with the courage and strength that we need.
That’s the message for us. You don’t have to join them, you can always stand out!. He is reaching out to our hearts. You can be Different!.
Do have a blissful week family. 😘😍