Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Do Not Conform {Link Up}

By: Jenifer Metzger

It is so crazy easy to get sucked into things we know are wrong.

You hear of a tv show that everyone you know is talking about. Everyone carries on and on about the show. So you are curious. You check it out. It's very entertaining. You like it. Then something happens and you get that catch in your spirit. The one that you know is the Holy Spirit telling you this is not right. But it's so good and everyone else is watching it!

You like a certain style of music that doesn't honor God. You say to yourself it's ok, I am just enjoying the beat of the music. The words aren't sinking into my heart. Or you engage in a feud on social media that you know you need to keep out of. Or you get pulled into the office gossip telling yourself that you are just listening so that you know how to pray.

Oh, it is so easy! What does the Word say about it?

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then
you will be able to test and approve what God’s
will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2

It is easy to fall for what the world offers. Whether we fall before we even realized we fell, or we let ourselves get sucked in, it's just too easy. But the Word reminds us to not conform to the pattern of the world. When we know that tv show that everyone is raving about isn't something we should watch, do not conform! When we know the gossip we walked into is wrong, do not conform! When everyone is heading to the bar after work, do not conform!

Friends, pray and ask the Lord to help you be sensitive to the prompting and leading of the Holy Spirit. Listen when He gives you that check in your spirit. Ask the Lord to give you the strength to walk away when you need to walk away and to stand firm when you need to stand firm. Remember, you will be faced with things of this world. We all are on a daily basis. With the help of the Lord, we can hold fast and not conform to the things of this world.

It is time for the Woman to Woman Word Filled Wednesday Link Up. We desire to connect women of God with one another and encourage each other in Christ. So grab a cup of coffee or glass of sweet tea, sit back and visit a few blogs. Be encouraged and share your own stories in their comments.

Use hashtag #w2wwordfilledwednesday

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1. Must be a {Christian} faith post.
2. Link back to W2W somewhere in your post. (Feel free to use our button if you want!)
3. Visit and comment on at least one other blog in the link up.

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  1. Thanks for this exhortation to resist the world's efforts to "squeeze us into" it's mold!

  2. Yes! I have so been there. A Christian I admire talked and talked about a TV show and after I watched it the first time I was stunned. I kept thinking, "They watch this?" Thanks for the encouragement to stand strong and hold fast to Jesus. And for the awesome link up ;)

    1. I had the same thing about a tv show just a few weeks ago. But we must hold strong! :) Thanks for stopping in!

  3. Such a needed reminder every now and then, Jenifer. May we learn to choose for ourselves that which is best and right. Blessings!


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