Dear Christian, Don't Compromise

Monday, July 24, 2017


We live in a time where it's easy to get caught up in what the world is doing. We're under tremendous pressure to act and think like the rest of the world. The media throws it's ideas at us from every angle, and, for most people, it dictates what they think about a certain issue.

And it's easy to go along with the flow. It's easy to just do whatever everyone else is doing.

But we haven't been called to an easy life. We've been called to a life of service and love to our Lord and fellow Christians. That's not always easy. Sometimes it's hard. Oftentimes it's hard.

So many Christians think that Christianity is a quick fix to all their problems. But it's not. Sure, there's lots of things that get better when you get saved, but that's not what we should be expecting from becoming a Christian.

It's easy to compromise our faith in certain areas. Especially when there's so much pressure from the world to be like them.

But something that people don't realize is that compromise costs too. People think that standing up for Jesus will cost; and many times that's true. But compromise costs as well - it's costs a lot more than living for Jesus will.

Living for Jesus might have some physical, temporary costs. Things like losing a friendship, losing a job, or in certain countries losing your life. But compromise has eternal costs. You may lose rewards in heaven or miss out on hearing the Lord say "well done".

As humans, we have a pretty finite view of things. We only see what's here and now and that's why it's so easy for us to compromise.

We need to get an eternal view. Maybe if we could focus on building treasure in heaven rather than building it down here, we would be able to avoid the temptation to compromise more often.

Jesus gave everything for you, can't you stand up for Him?

"Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit ye like men, be strong." ~1 Corinthians 16:13 KJV

8 comments:

  1. "We haven't been called to have an easy life" <-- so much yes. It can be so hard, and yet there is /so much/ to aim for. Reward on this earth is nothing. Eternal reward is far, far greater.
    Thank you again for a beautiful post, Ashley!!

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    1. Amen to that! The rewards here may seem tempting, but they are nothing when compared to glory. Thanks for reading and commenting Miss Jane! I love your feedback :)

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  2. This is a very timely reminder, thank you. : )

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    1. I'm glad I could be a reminder to you, Krystal :) Thanks for dropping by!

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  3. These posts are so encouraging. :)

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    1. Wow, thanks Faith! I'm so happy you find them encouraging :)

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  4. Great read! Keep thinking this way and living this way and you will hear Him say, WELL DONE! God bless! Pastor Adrian

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    1. Amen! Thank you for reading, Pastor :)

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