This morning in my daily devotionals, I came across a passage that really inspired me:
Actions speak louder than words, so act for God; let his love, grace and joy flow through you! If we devote our lives to Christ and let him work through us, STANDING UP becomes a lot easier. God is always on our side, so we are never truly alone. Sure, sometimes the world can be against us, but as Christians that's the trouble we face. The Bible tells us:"Lord,I used to think taking a stand for youmeant arguing with people who didn'tbelieve in you or in your Wordor who mocked your name.But lately, Lord, I realizeif I want people to seehow great you are,I need to let your greatnessshine in and through me.By loving the unlovable,being kind to the unkind,and blessing those whocurse me (and you),I'm taking a stand for you.By doing what you've call meto do (no matter what criticismor callousness I face),I'm battling againstthe lies of Satan.Taking a stand starts withembracing this truth:If I want you to be real to othersI must allow you to be real in me.Then I'm truly standing upfor you-not just with words,but with my life."-Elaine, from Campus Life's Ignite Your Faith
"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."This isn't always an easy task...In many situations, the right thing to do isn't the "popular" thing to do.
Sometimes, in order to do good in this world you have to STAND ALONE and STAND UP for what you believe in! People sin and they do wrong. Don't let yourself follow blindly. This has been happening for years-- all the way back to Old Testament times (Read about how Joshua and Caleb took a stand in Numbers 13-14).
ACT. STAND UP. MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Do right even when the world is doing wrong, because that is what God has called us to do!