When you take a stand and decide to live your life for Jesus, it can be easy to wonder if it’s really worth it. You might ask yourself if you should just give in and compromise. Standing up for what’s right is hard, and you can begin to think that it’s not worth it.
I know I’ve questioned it a lot. I’ve wondered if I’d have more friends and be happier if I’d just compromise my beliefs and live a little more like the world. It can be easy to feel that way, and it’s normal to question whether living for Jesus is worth it.
However, before you decide to compromise, think about today’s Bible verse, found in Matthew 12:30.
“Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me. – Matthew 12:30 (NLT)
This verse shows us that to God, there isn’t really room for compromise. You’re either living for God or you’re working against Him. So even if you feel like compromising, think about this verse. Spend some time letting it’s message sink in.
Then ask yourself if some short-term compromise is worth it. If you compromised, would you regret it 5 or 10 years from now? It’s easy to feel like if you give in now, it would make things easier, but long-term will you regret your compromise?
Compromise usually isn’t worth it in the long run. If you stand for Christ, it might be hard today, but later in life, you won’t have regrets and wish you’d handled things differently. So choose today to stand up for truth. Stand up for what’s right and know that God will see you through.