I GOT MY NAILS DONE A FEW WEEKS AGO and I picked out a color I liked but the lady said, “that’s too light for you, try this one.” She picked out a color that I didn’t like and I let her put it on my nails. I didn’t like it at all and now I was stuck for a few weeks with this gel nail color because I was too afraid of hurting her feelings.
This is such a small thing compared to the trouble we can get in when we don’t speak up. We can end up in the wrong place, at the wrong time with the wrong people all because we are afraid of “hurting their feelings”. Trust me on this, I’ve been down that road cause I wasn’t strong enough to stand up to a loved one for my convictions and in the end, IT BITES. We are told, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” Ephesians 5:8, 11
IF SOMETHING MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE AT ALL- DO NOT DO IT. Don’t get in the car. Don’t go down that road. Don’t allow another to manipulate you into sin. It’s not worth it. It leads to destruction. Hurt their feelings, it’s ok in order to preserve your integrity before the LORD. Father, give us strength today to be a God pleaser and not a people pleaser, in Jesus’ name. #runyourrace
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