Everyone has a time in their lives when they are in a situation that simply goes against Christianity–whether it be an immodest dance, or classmates discussing how annoying and stupid Christians are, or your boyfriend wanting to do things you aren’t comfortable with.
Let me tell you one of my experiences. I was in a hip-hop class. My teacher already didn’t like me because I tend to be very quiet and shy, so I was being careful to not do anything that could be assumed as rude or aloof. The teacher was showing us the dance moves, and she got to a particular section that I knew was TOTALLY immodest. I didn’t feel comfortable doing it. I knew I should just not do the moves, but I was torn! I wanted the teacher to like me and refusing to dance would be…ick.
In the end, I simply did not participate in the dance. And yes, it did make my teacher dislike me even more than she already did. But at the same time, it made me feel proud. I’d stood up for my religion, and that was very special to me.
Our faith is put to the test during these everyday situations. Satan is lurking in the corners, even if it doesn’t seem like it. But by doing little things, such as refusing to dance, or explaining to your classmates that they are offending you, we are being disciples.
Of course, there will be consequences. People will disrespect you for loving Christ. But Jesus too was ridiculed. Jesus faced the ultimate consequence: Death!
But if we do the little things for God, they add up. They add up to an example you are setting. They add up to pure love for God. Christianity is a religion, as well as a way of life. And all those little things add up into one big thing: Love.
So, stand up against the crowd. Do the little things, because little things eventually create a big thing.
Written by PI Girl Katy
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