Suck it up, Push on, don’t give up, are sayings we hear or tell ourselves when we are going through some kind of struggle. As Christians we are exhorted to “stand”. Too often I hear my fellow Christians complaining, crying, or compromising about a situation or people.
The apostle Paul, who went through major persecution said this, “Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” Eph. 6:13
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not diminishing anyone’s struggle. But I’m asking you to stand your ground, your beliefs, and be the light in the darkness. It’s what Jesus, our Lord , asks of us. Should we do anything less?
I ask also for us to stand together and not tear each other apart. If a house is divided how can it stand, Jesus said. So this new year, I challenge us all to be the light and help each other as we stand together.
with pen in hand
Author of FADE and Heaven is Near. www.bethelightministries.net