In today’s world, many family units are struggling to have true unity. Divorce, abandonment concerns and other household issues have contributed in creating a unique and simple way for Satan to blindside many of God’s people.
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
How? Because they are relying on the World and not on God. They are trusting in what they see rather that having faith. They are relying on the approval from others for their self esteem and identity, rather than nurturing the Love and Relationship of God.
For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
As a result, many people will work towards attempting to gain popularity. They will strive to have many friends, even at the cost of their own moral convictions. They feel a deep need within themselves to be accepted as this makes them feel validated as an important human being. They will fear rejection of man over rejection from God.
The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
I believe that most of us have a desire to be loved and accepted. We desire for our lives to make a difference in this world. That our existence matters. And if we haven’t learned to accept and take in the love and acceptance from Jesus, we will look elsewhere to get it. If we do that, then mat very well end up in trouble. We cannot serve two masters.
You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
We Live In A World Where
Flexibility = Popularity = QUANTITY of People In Your Friendship Circle
= Acceptance From The World
We Live In A Faith Where
Inflexibility = Unpopularity With The World = QUALITY of People In Your Friendship Circle
= Disapproval From The World
Too many churches in this generation are more concerned with numbers of people attending than the souls of the people who are attending their services. Too Many Christian people are more concerned with having quantity of friends, than quality of friends. Some even will overlook sexual immorality, gossip, slander, abuse and many other things in order of showing perpetual Grace over God’s Wisdom. ALL IN ORDER TO BE POPULAR.
Are you running Hot for God or Luke Warm So You Can Be Popular
So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.
Your Place is With God. He is With You Every Step of The Way. You Are Never Alone.
We Are In This World, But Not of This World
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”