My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them. – Proverbs 1:10 (NIV)
How do you live as a Christian in a world full of sin and not get swayed by the pull of all the sin around you?
That’s a really good question. And sometimes, not giving in to peer pressure can be really difficult. You can feel lonely not following the way of others, and sometimes even wonder if it’s truly worth it. And while those feelings are natural, I want to encourage you, that standing up and not giving in to peer pressure is worth it.
You’ll never regret standing up to peer pressure. But you very well might regret giving in to it.
One of the best ways to stand firm during times of peer pressure is to remind yourself of your relationship with Jesus. Realize that He’s the one you’re living your life to please, and really when it comes down to it, it’s His opinion you should care about most.
So today, don’t give up your stand. Stay strong in your faith in your beliefs and know that your relationship with God is the most important thing there is. Keep loving Him and He will help you in your journey.