Have you ever had your mind made up that no matter what someone said you planned on doing what you were thinking. This is the way God wants His people to be. No matter how much the world, society, or the culture tries to make sin appealing and okay, you have your mind made up to follow this bible to the end. We can not be side tracked with the evil pleasures of the world.
James 4:4 New International Version (NIV)
4 You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
No true child of God wants to be His enemy. There is no winning or victory going against God.
Psalm 68:21 New International Version (NIV)
21 Surely God will crush the heads of his enemies,
the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins.
Isaiah 63:1 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
63 1 God shall destroy his enemies for his Church’s sake. 7 God’s benefits toward his Church.
Micah 5:9 New International Version (NIV)
9 Your hand will be lifted up in triumph over your enemies,
and all your foes will be destroyed.
There is no in between, either you are for God or you are against Him. It is best to be with Him.
There are three things we need to stay away from living in this world; the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.
1 John 2:15-17 New International Version (NIV)
On Not Loving the World
15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father[a] is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
The desires of this world bring death; separation from God. People may enjoy worldly pleasures for a short time but that will end and all it will have brought you is heartache, pain, grief, and misery. Do not get caught in the trappings of the world. Stay free from the bondage of sin. Ask God to remove you from those places that may cause you to sin. You may need to change the friends you are associating with. Are they Christians? Are you all headed in the same direction? Are they trying to pull you in a different direction or separate you from God? Good strong Christian fellowship in the life of a Christian is priceless.
Matthew 18:20 King James Version (KJV)
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
You don’t have to have a crowd. If you have two or three people when things get rough for you spiritually you can call and get encouragement or prayer. This is what Christians brothers and sisters do for one another; we encourage and motivate each other to go a little further with Christ. They say, “Hey, don’t give up!!!!!!! God has this and He’s working it out for you!” Believe it!!!!!!!! Are you believing this today? I just want to encourage someone who is reading this. God has this, whatever you are facing or whatever you are going through. Quit wrestling with this situation by yourself and give it over to God. Pray about it and leave it in his hands. God does not want his children anxious or worrying over anything.
1 Peter 5:7 New International Version (NIV)
7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Philippians 4:6-7 New International Version (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Believe this!!!!!!! Know this!!!!!!! Don’t let anyone change your mind!!!!!! Amen