“STAND FOR SOMETHING”

I HAVE HEARD TWO DIFFERENT SAYINGS. BOTH SPEAK TRUTHS.

‘STAND FOR SOMETHING OR FALL FOR ANYTHING.’

‘STAND FOR SOMETHING OR BE TRAMPLED BY THE MASSES GOING NOWHERE.’

NEITHER HAS THE RING OF VICTORY, DO THEY? IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE, WHICH GROUP WOULD YOU FALL INTO?

IF YOU STAND FOR NOTHING, YOU CERTAINLY COULD BE A VICTIM OF FALLING FOR ANYTHING. WITHOUT CONVICTION, WE ARE DESTINED TO FAIL. ARE YOUR CONVICTIONS WEAK ENOUGH TO FALL FOR FALSE TEACHINGS? DO YOU HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS, BUT FAIL TO ACT?

OR, ARE YOU PREPARED TO BE WEAK IN YOUR CONVICTIONS ONLY TO BE TRAMPLED, LITERALLY DESTROYED, BY THOSE WHO HAVE NO TRUE DESTINY? WE CAN ALL SUFFER FROM PEER PRESSURE FROM TIME TO TIME. EVEN WHEN WE KNOW THE RIGHT PATH, WE TAKE ON THE DESTRUCTION OF THE MASSES WHO LIVE FOR THE MOMENT AND HAVE NO FUTURE. BY FOLLOWING THE MASSES WE MAY FIND OURSELVES IN THE SCRIPTURES: “…WIDE IS THE GATE AND BROAD IS THE ROAD THAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION, AND MANY ENTER.”

GOD HAS A BETTER IDEA. GOD IS WITH YOU TO OFFER HIS STRENGTH TO STAND STRONG. HIS HOLY WORD IS A GUIDEBOOK OFFERING YOU HELP IN YOUR LIFE. GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU. GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR YOU TO FULFILL IN THIS LIFE…A SPECIAL VICTORY JUST FOR YOU. STAND UP AND CLAIM YOUR PURPOSE. GOD WANTS YOU. GOD WANTS YOU TO PREPARE FOR A LIFE OF ETERNITY.

IN ORDER TO ‘STAND FOR SOMETHING’, START EACH DAY SITTING. SIT FOR A FEW MINUTES EMBRACED IN READING YOUR BIBLE. PRAY AS YOU READ AND LISTEN CAREFULLY TO HEAR GOD’S CONVERSATION WITH YOU. A FEW VERSES CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. STAND FIRM AND TALL ON GOD’S WORD.

“THEREFORE, MY DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, STAND FIRM. LET NOTHING MOVE YOU. ALWAYS GIVE YOURSELVES FULLY TO THE WORK OF THE LORD, BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT YOUR LABOR IN THE LORD IS NOT IN VAIN.” 1 CORINTHIANS 15:58 NIV