Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the Lord your God.
Are you being mindful of your choices?
Being a part of a group can be fun, but if you’re not careful the group could influence your activity more than your stance as a Christian does.
1 Corinthians 15:33 So stop fooling yourselves! Evil companions will corrupt good morals and character. (Passion Translation)
Proverbs 13:20 If you want to grow in wisdom, spend time with the wise. Walk with the wicked and you’ll eventually become just like them. (Passion Translation)
In your workplace, social group, club, etc. do you choose to conform to the culture of the environment you are in? Do you go with the flow and blend in with everyone because of your job? Are there times when you do things because it is what everyone else is doing even though it is not a requirement or policy of the company you work for or club you are a member of? Do you make compromising decisions because you want to be in the running for the next promotion, get picked by the popular people, be the boss’s favorite, etc.
Galatians 5:13a Brothers and sisters, God has called you to freedom! Hear the call, and do not spoil this gift by using your liberty to engage in what your flesh desires; (The Voice)
A weakening and/or reduction of your principles and standards will be damaging to you spiritually. There is a checklist for what is OK and what is not, it’s called the Bible. Along with reading and studying the word, go to God for clarity in application as you make your choices every day.
1 Corinthians 10:23 All things are legitimate [permissible—and we are free to do anything we please], but not all things are helpful (expedient, profitable, and wholesome). All things are legitimate, but not all things are constructive [to character] and edifying [to spiritual life]. (AMPC)
Walk in the liberty Christ made for you, but don’t fall prey to the traps the enemy will set for you.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I thank You for providing a way for me to interact with different kinds of people, at all times, in my life, everywhere I go. The people I make contact with are not just members of a church. I interact at the grocery store, at the movie theater, at social and networking venues, and on my job. I want every decision I make and every choice and offer I take, to be godly ones. I know that is not always the case. Sometimes I make decisions because I am thinking strategically for my own self-preservation or my stance in whatever environment I am in. I repent for doing that. I want to be able to rest in You for all I am and in everything I will ever accomplish. I don’t want to compromise my standard with You to meet some standard with people who have absolutely no control over my life or my destiny. Thank You for the revelation, for the instruction and the rebuke…