Hiii… it’s me again. Your spiritual tour-guide. I trust your week was great! If it wasn’t, God is with you and He makes everything better. I’m glad you are here again and I’d like to talk about something that I have been dealing with personally this past couple of days. It’s something I know every Christian has to deal with every minute of every hour of every day. That thing is called COMPROMISE!!!!!. Lol! I know it sounds simple but it’s a common enemy believe me. Having to decide whether to do things the world’s way or God’s way. Whether to show a little more skin because it’s acceptable to the world. Whether to go to that party even though you don’t like parties. Whether to lie to get that job or to that special favor. Whether to cheat on a school’s test or exam. Believe me, I know you have a lot of decisions to make on whether or not to compromise everyday as a believer. I’m here to tell you, you don’t have to compromise. You don’t need to compromise.
As a believer, there are two ways of doing things, God’s way or the World’s way. That’s how I make my decisions. I know being a child of God means I should not do somethings not because if I do them, my Father will stop loving me or it will reduce some points in my favorite child star. No, that’s not why I don’t do things the world’s way. I choose to do things God’s way( even though it can be extremely hard sometimes) because God loves me, and HE is constantly mindful of me. That just means he has the best plans for me. If I have to lie to get something then maybe my Father won’t want me to have that one. Maybe my Father is saving me something super special and I just have to be patient. Maybe just maybe my Father is trying to teach me to Trust Him and not jump at everything that looks good. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart,and do not lean on your own understanding.In all your ways acknowledge him,and he will make straight your paths.Be not wise in your own eyes;fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.(Pro 3:5-7).
Choosing God and not compromising is never easy. I mean there are consequences for every action we take or do not take and I have been there one two many times. Standing on my feet, choosing God and choosing the right thing. I have scored less in examinations and tests because I chose God’s way which is to not cheat. I have lost opportunities because I wouldn’t lie. I have lost someone I really liked or thought I liked because I wouldn’t be sexually intimate in the relationship. Truth is, after I lose things to choosing God, I feel sad and it’s only human. Sometimes in the moment, I legit feel like my life was going to be over and all the bad feelings but beneath all those feelings, I am certain I did the right thing and God is proud of me and happy with the decision I made. To be honest, I allow myself a couple of minutes of pity party, (I DO NOT ADVICE YOU TO). But after the feelings settle, I’m usually glad I made the decision I made. That gladness or peace does not usually come from the visibility of a better thing or a better promise. Most times, it comes from a place of God will never forsake His own. God will always bring His own out of difficult situations. God will always choose me.
On situations where regrets seems to be louder than the peace of God that I ought to have, I seek wise counsel from people that value God and their relationship with Him. Conversations with mentors and friends actually encourage me to keep standing. Another thing I do is study my Book of Psalms. There is no book in the bible that is soothes me like the Book of Psalms. It just reminds me of how much strength my God has and how my God can do anything and how much strength I have in my God. Finally, I yield myself to praying. Heartfelt prayers. In situations like this where I have to make a decision or I have made a decision and it feels like my world is crumbling, I pray heartfelt prayers, I usually pray in my understanding and ask God to strengthen me and I ask the Holyspirit to help me bear the burden. Truth is Jesus did not promise us a bed of roses journey with Him. He only said He’d help you carry on. He’d never leave you or forsake you which means you can ask for help anytime. He also said, you should be of good cheer!!!
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”(John 16:33).
Dear believer, please choose God always. Trust in His ability to always bring you out. He makes everything beautiful in its times.(Ecc 3:11).
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