Life of CompromisePosted by Shannon Stewart on June 2, 2014 | 2 Comments
My heart aches sometimes as I look around and see Christians acting, living like “the world.” We can be in the world, but not of the world. The Lord tells us that we are to set ourselves apart from this world and the things of it. How are we supposed to win others into the Kingdom when we are living the way they are?! How are we suppose to be a light, when we are actually living in the dark, but have become so luke warm that we don’t even see it?!
We justify our actions by telling ourselves, oh it isn’t “that bad.” Just a few more drinks is all I want, I’ll be fine. Or we decide to use profanity because the words we choose to use are not “that bad.” Our heart lies to us, yet we listen to it time and time again. We deny our conscience so much, that we no longer hear the Spirit’s pricking because we have shoved it off for so long. We tell our-self that we are a good person and somehow that makes up for our sinful ways.
When we get out of the Word of God, quit praying as regularly, surround ourselves with people that corrupt our good habits, we will soon find ourselves down a path that we didn’t imagine we would ever go on. It is so easy to not walk the straight and narrow path. It is easier to follow the crowd, and do what everyone else is doing. But, that is not what the Lord calls us to do. He holds us to a much higher standard. We will be judged one day by Him and Him alone.
As I look around, I am truly saddened at what I see. I get that we all are sinners in desperate need of a Savior. No one is perfect, but we can’t use that as an excuse to live a life of compromise. The Lord knows better than that. We can try to deceive ourselves and even others, but He knows the truth.
May we use the Word of God as our compass. May we cling to it like it is the air we breathe. May we not be a people that does what everyone else is doing, but may we be Christians that are desiring to please Jesus and Him alone. May we not be tainted by the things of this world and its lusts, but may we be a holy people, purified by the Holy Spirit to be a beacon of hope in this dark world. May we turn away from those things that are not edifying and cling to those things that are going to build us up in the faith. May we strive to hear the Lord one day say, “Well, done, my good and faithful servant.”
Stay true to you!>