And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
(1 Kings 18:21)
It’s a common notion but it’s true, the majority is not always right.
Do you feel pulled in opposite directions?
Are you struggling with truth you already know?
Swimming against the tide is not always easy, but it’s also not impossible.
The problem with trying to go in opposite directions when you travel is that you stall progress.
You can’t get anywhere if you change directions everytime because that’s where everybody else is going.
The question is, where are you going?
May I encourage you today to choose a destination, or reaffirm your choice again, set a course, and travel with your face set as flint in the direction you have chosen.
Don’t look to the left or to the right because it’s true that you go where your eyes go.
If God is God, follow Him.
If your choice is baal (or any of the many variations of a false sense of security prevalent in society today), follow him.
When you’re looking through the lens of truth though, you’d see that the reasoning that “everyone can’t be wrong” is shallow.
You cannot build a life with materials that have not been tested even if everyone else is doing it. Or would you?
Time might have dimmed hope.
Complacency might have weakened your stance.
The loud cries of lies might have pushed you into strange corners.
But you are never without the power to choose.
And you are not alone.
There are still knees that have not bowed to baal.
Shake off the rags of confusion.
Stand in your choice and move forward.
Heaven is counting on you.
Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.