NOTES FROM CHARLES STANLEY:
“Do you have the courage to walk away and say NO when you KNOW it’s wrong? Are you sensitive to discern between good and evil and the Will of God? We should not operate on the basis of what other people think. Decide what your convictions are and stand by them.
The Lord will reward you every time in His time. “Stop to think what the right choice is, not for fear of being caught, but the choice that pleases God. Behavior is a result of what is in your mind and heart. In every temptation, God will always give an alternative, might not be easy. He will guide you in your heart and mind to know the right thing to do and say to get out of the situation your in without trouble. Ask the Holy Spirit right then and there.
LISTEN…..He will surely direct you. It is amazing! “Do you have the courage to obey God when confronted? Practice calling on Him daily so that when a situation comes up where you need courage and guidance or a way out, you will be used to ASKING and HEARING Him. Don’t be just a follower! Be who YOU are—a Child of the Most High Loving God! If you don’t have your own convictions about right and wrong, you will just be another follower. Be true to yourself and God. “Don’t be weak and compromise. It’s your character, integrity, and future at stake. Isaiah 4:10-12 says, “When you stand up for God, you are positioning yourself for God’s blessings in your life “.
Just TRUST HIM! The way to have courage to say NO is by: remembering the promises in His Word, prayer and meditation everyday, and ask the Holy Spirit for help because He will encourage you and strengthen you to do the right thing. Just ask Him and see how immediately wonderful He is.
Just ask Him and see how immediately wonderful He is