Stand firm-don’t run away! Many times in the face of difficulties, or shame over doing something wrong, we tend to take the “easy” way out and run away from trouble or responsibility. But that will only stunt our growth and force us to not live the truth.
Here’s your Saturday inspirational thought…
“Take a look at Ephesians 6 and notice what battle armor
God provides us with.
He tells us to stand firm with a belt of truth,
a breastplate of righteousness, shoes of the gospel of peace,
a shield of faith, a helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit…
Notice there’s nothing provided to protect our backside!
That’s because God never intended
for us to run from our enemies.
His plan was and still is that with Him at our side,
we confront any issue in our life that is a problem.
People are so skilled at not facing real issues,
and they’re even better at trying to cover them up
by living make-believe lives and inventing false personalities.
It is time to take a stand and confront fear!”
–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”
Being real. That’s such an important quality to have. I have met my share of “fake” people and others who could never take responsibility for their own actions. Being real means owning up to faults and mistakes, as well as acknowledging strengths and accomplishments. Just being ourselves, standing firm, and endeavoring to fulfill our potential, even if others are critical or unsupportive.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Are you able to stand firm and not run away from problems?
Do you appreciate people who are genuine instead of fake?