“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
We live in a world that goes with the flow, and there are few who like to swim upstream. I have noticed by witnessing to many people that most just want to fit in and be accepted by others, so they follow the trend. The problem with this is that the worlds influence comes from the devil who is the prince of the power of the air (Ephesians 2:2), so that the world is under his sway to do his will, even without knowing it (1 John 5:19).
But God calls us to rebel against the ways of the world, and to stop doing what everyone else is doing. We are called to “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.” Be a rebel and read your bible, because very few people do it. Rise up against pornography, worldliness and immorality, and chose to go against the tide by being pure and holy unto God. When the world says hate, you love; when the world says hold a grudge, you forgive.
The world likes to think they are tuff but by following the sinful trend of society, but they are actually being cowards, and cowards will end up in hell according to Scripture (Revelations 21:8, 9). If you want to be tuff, if you want to be a real man or woman, then step up and live for God even if you’re the only one doing it. Be a leader, and people will follow you.
While the world lives on TV and video games, you feed on God’s word and prayer; while the world lives in a lackadaisical state of apathy and comfort, you live with a spirit of urgency, fighting the spiritual war that is raging in the unseen world. While everyone wants to please his fellow man, you seek to please the Living God with whom you will stand one Day and give an account of your life. Fear Him and do His will. Love Him with all your heart and abandon your love for sin.
God’s eyes run to and fro on the earth, seeking to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are loyal to Him. Let Him find your heart faithful, my friend, and He will fill you with power to live for Him!
Love in Christ, Jonathan Ball.