By: Lily Bryant
You never know when you will have to stick up for your faith; or more importantly, make a choice. About a year ago, when I was in seventh grade, I was forced to make a choice about how I was going to deal with a situation with my friends.
Every once in a while, I would hear one or two of my friends using the Lord’s name as a throw away phrase. I would try to remind them not to, but of course it never lasted long. I tried to see it as an “oopsie,” because it’s awfully hard to not be influenced by others (especially when you hear some adults are also doing it, but that’s a story for another time). One day it felt like everybody around me was saying it all the time and I just didn’t know what to do. Later that night I decided to go to my mother for advice. She understood it was hard and encouraged me to stand up and do the right thing.
Doing the right thing can be hard, especially when it seems like everyone is doing the opposite. I knew God’s principles (especially His commandments) since I listen at church and read my Bible. I knew it wasn’t right to take the Lord’s name in vain in any way. I made sure I was being careful not to say those things or let those phrases get in my mind and come out of my mouth.
At the end of all this, I didn’t let myself be influenced by the others around me and I kept following the Word of God. Now, I am a stronger Christian and person because I didn’t give into the temptation to sin. You can do it too – stick together God’s girls! 😊
This is Lily signing off!
1 thought on “Doing the Right Thing”
Excellent Lily girl!! I’m proud of you.
If you have God in your life, you will have a foundation and identity that will not go along with the crowd. You will not be able to go against your own heart. And you especially will not curse the name of your Lord nor be tempted to.
I’m glad you wrote about the subject. It has hurt me for a long time, like a knife in the heart. And it has become more prevalent, in the day-to-day and in films. God’s name has never been synonymous with a curseword. Thank you for remaining steadfast. One Christian at a time makes a difference.