GIVE: Commit By The Spirit — Your Beliefs

GIVE … by the Spirit™ Guest Contributor — Grace Ste. Croix

Your Beliefs

© 2012 Grace Ste. Croix

February 21, 2012

We have all at one point, chosen a belief structure that has embedded who we are. Whether we have decided to be a Christian, a Muslim or follow a spiritual but non religious lifestyle, we are engrained with our belief structure that we hold dear.

Society’s pressures however, can sometimes encourage us to act and be the exact opposite of what we believe. Should we fall into such pressure? The easy answer is “no” but we often find ourselves compromising who we are depending on the circumstances we face.

Temptations to go off of our moral track are everywhere. From the greed of overspending to bullying those who are already “kicked down”, temptation is cloaked in a fine cloth and can be blinding for us to see who we are. It is important to take away all of the smoke and mirrors and focus on each individual situation.

Will this action or decision compromise who I am?

I have a choice. The outcome of the temptation looks good, but should I forfeit who I am just this one time in order to experience this tempting outcome?

Choosing to compromise your beliefs is a heavy toll on yourself. Beliefs are personal and shape who you are. To compromise your beliefs is to go against yourself. Doing this enough can cause you to have a void that hides away among all of your other problems.

Though temptations can be vast, there is no fulfilling feeling then being one with yourself. A whole you is what keeps you grounded and staying true to yourself is the greatest gift. Do not be masked by temptation and COMMIT to your beliefs.

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