Sometimes in life you’re going to have to stand alone. It’s okay.
It takes nothing to join a crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.
It takes courage to stand alone and fight for what you believe in, even when no one else will join you. People will not always agree with you. When you stand up for what is right, you will face opposition.
“And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake.
But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”
When you’re standing alone and speaking truth and you get glares when you walk in a room, or don’t get invited to a party you are suffering for Christ. But The Lord is fighting for you. Always.
When other people back down and leave you alone, The Lord is right by your side, cheering you on when other people turn their back. He’s got your back when you feel weak.
“My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”
2 Cor. 12:9
I’ve found that on days when I feel weak, I’m able to experience His power and love even more clearly.
Be in this world and radically love and unleash compassion, but don’t be of this world.
There is a huge difference. Don’t pollute your mind with lies, fill you heart with truth so that when the time comes to stand for what is right, God’s word will overflow from your heart.
I’m continually learning more and more about this, and what God is showing me is that He will never leave me or forsake me. By renewing myself in His Word each morning I can remind myself of what is true. The Lord is always by my side when I’m having an amazing day or when I’m in tears when life gets tough.
He is constant when the world is inconsistent.
So this year, in 2015, I encourage you to remind yourself that God will never leave you in your moments when you feel alone. If He has prompted you to stand up for something or someone then you can trust that He will give you confidence and help you succeed.
He’s got your back.
Be bold this year.