Usually we are tempted to compromise on our promises to God because there’s some reward on the table. The irony is, being steadfast will yield greater rewards that will truly edify our lies and benefit our careers. How do I know this? Because it’s happened to me. People in the business are surprised when I tell them I can’t do something because of what I believe, but by doing so I let them know what I value most. In an environment where everything is negotiable, taking something off the table and making it nonnegotiable can be empowering.
Many people who are otherwise truly passionate about their faith are afraid to stand on their principles in their professional lives. Have you ever found yourself in that position? Have you given in? Living in service to God always comes with a cost. Have you ever considered the cost and thought that it was simply too high?
If you have, you’re hardly alone. I doubt there is a single Christian (me included) who hasn’t failed in this regard at least once— and most likely many times. But God doesn’t expect us to be perfect. Sometimes when you allow circumstances to compromise your values and regret it after the fact, you’re even more motivated to obey God’s will the next time you’re tempted.
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