Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mark 13:13

"13 Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved."

     Peer pressure can be daunting at times.  From our first day in school, we want so much to be "liked" by everyone... and to be "like" everyone.  No one wants to stand out or be different.  As a result, we often cave in to peer pressure... going along with what the majority says... or wants... afraid to speak up or speak out.  We look the other way or tell ourselves that "everyone else is doing it, why shouldn't we?"  We pretend we don't care... or that we do...

     Groupthink... another way of saying peer pressure in the work environment... has lead to disasters like the Challenger Space Shuttle explosion.  It has lead to changes in ethics, corporate social responsibility, and management techniques.  Whistleblower laws have been created to protect those who "stand firm to the end" in their convictions for truth and honesty at any cost.

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     When we have the courage to speak the truth... to not be swayed by what others think or believe... when we can stand firm to the end... we will be saved.  In the end, we will have only One who will judge us for the choices we made.

     Will you tell Him that you were afraid to speak up?  That you wanted to believe but you wanted to be liked more?  That "everyone else" was a non-believer and you didn't want to be different?

"46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness."
~ John 12:46 ~
     Be the light that does not go out.  Stand firm in your convictions and beliefs.  Fight for the truth.

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