1 John 1:9 (ESV)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
It can be really easy to fall into the trap of compromise. Lots of times, you fall in and don’t even realize you’ve done it. Compromise can be in big or small things. Usually, compromise starts in the small things. You wouldn’t probably go out and kill someone because that would be really WRONG. But you might tell a lie or cheat on your homework.
If left unchecked, small compromises will eventually lead you down a path that you never intended. Every day, you’re faced with small choices. Do you tell a lie to look better to others? Do you go to a party that you know you shouldn’t be part of? Each day these decisions that you face set the tone and direction for your life.
It’s the small choices you’ve made every day that have gotten you this far. And the choices you continue to make set the tone for the rest of your life. So are you guilty of compromising your beliefs?
The good news is that if you have been compromising, Jesus offers us forgiveness and a fresh start
He’s ready to pick you up and help you get started on the right track. Choose to make good decisions every day. Even though it isn’t always easy to choose to not compromise what you believe, you will be really glad that you made the choice to follow God and not compromise…even in the smallest areas!
Dear Lord, help us to choose to make wise decision each and every day. When it seems easier to compromise help us to stand firm. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.