John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Today I write from a place of renewed strength. I once had a fire for God and the things of God, but somewhere on my journey I began to compromise.
Compromising began in my mind first, then it found it’s way into my conversations and soon enough in my actions. I can’t trace compromise back to it’s roots. I don’t know the date or time when I started to entertain things that I knew where contrary to what my Father wanted for my life. All I know right now, is that I don’t need to see the root of this problem to change it, the fact that I can see a stem to hold on to means I can hold firm and root it up.
It’s like a carrot; you don’t see the vegetable but in faith you grab hold of it’s stem and pull it up from the ground. That’s the kind of faith I’m standing on today. The bible says that we will know the truth and it will make us free. In order for us to be made free we need to exercise the power and authority given to us through the truth (the word of God) and use it to overcome the problems in our lives.
There’s always going to be a time in life when we have to choose to do the right thing. Making that choice isn’t always easy or fun or simple for that matter, but it will definitely be worth it. I’m no longer going to entertain compromise. I read this somewhere before “Wrong is wrong even if everybody’s doing it and right is still right even if no one is doing it.” I believe this and I’m going to try and live it.
Sometimes we just need to be radical about our stance for God and our love for Him and just do the right thing. I know that there are some situations where it’s not as easy to do this. Sometimes we need to pray and fast and wait on God’s perfect strength to see us through, but I honestly believe that we battle with some things simply because we refuse to stand firm on the word of God and despise those things which are not of Him. If He’s already said it in His word, that some things in our lives don’t please Him then it’s time we get radical and just let go of those things, understanding that letting go will work for our good.
Is there anything you’ve been toying with in your life that you know is contrary to the word of God? If there is then maybe the time has come for you too to stop compromising as well.