At a time when the people of God had lost sight of the reason for their existence, and for a problem that confronted them, David asked, “Is there not a cause?” [1 Samuel 17:29] Certainly, there is a cause; there is a reason for your beliefs, your salvation, your prosperity and everything that concerns you.
We live in times many people fail to stand for their convictions. They would rather lower their standards and let go of virtues and morals to satisfy the masses than to contend for them.
But why would they give up on their convictions? Why would one chose to compromise with darkness even when light had been shown to him?
It is mostly because of fear; one of the principal weapons of the Devil and all adversaries. The fear of rejection due to a person’s beliefs would make him or her let go of his or her stand to gain acceptance. The desire for acceptance makes people defy their convictions.
Avoiding pressure posed by a contrary view also makes some yield to what’s a deviation from their convictions. Choosing not to conform because of your convictions means getting transformed by them, and many can’t contain the pressure that comes with the transformation [Romans 12:2].
David stood for a cause when he confronted Goliath. His was to manifest the power of the Most High God. And he did that perfectly when he didn’t allow the negativity of his people to influence his cause.
Get up! Stand for what honours the conscience God has given you. Have no fellowshipped with what you know aren’t right. Don’t be ashamed to stand for your virtues and morals in this corrupted world [Romans 1:16].
To the Church at Ephesus, and to us of this present world, Paul wrote:
Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them [Ephesians 5.11]
It is high time you stood for your convictions; contend for the faith in Christ. Do not let the world knock your convictions out of you. Stand for what you believe in Christ.
Anyone who does not stand for something, falls for anything!