“God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. 12 Be happy about it! Be very glad! For great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.” Matthew 5:11-12 NLT
In this Christian lifestyle continue your journey in becoming like Christ.
As you do this you will begin to feel better but you may begin to walk, sound and even look awkward to others around you.
You’ll hear, “What do you mean you don’t eat that any more…you don’t drink that any more…you don’t wear that any more…you don’t go there anymore?” When you stay in the word of God and become God’s humble servant, the uniform you wear reflects The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit.
As people see you, they should see the Trinity in you. This means shedding places and things. Now people don’t necessarily have to be shed, BUT: if they remain in your life they must come where you are.
They must take up the ‘Cross’ also. Otherwise your spiritual uniform will begin to wear and tear if you attempt to continue your old lifestyle traditions. When the conversation comes up with others remember Proverbs 26:4 “Don’t answer the foolish arguments of fools, or you will become as foolish as they are.”
Other followers before you have gone through the same. Even Jesus rebuked the devil. The key is staying in God’s Word and as you learn what NOT TO DO, train yourself in making that obedience a lifestyle.
May God bless you and continue to give you strength in your journey.
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