Does your company & your speech reflect your growth? #growinfaith #faithshare #christianlife With Giggles & Grace

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  • Reply Margaret Westhoff 2019 at 12:41 PM

    This is a good reminder that it is ok to walk away from a group or conversation that does not align with Christian values. So often, we put other people’s feelings above God. Standing for God is most important.

    • Reply Jen E. 2019 at 12:43 PM

      So true Margaret. We don’t want to offend, so we stay. I know personally, I have to grow a bit stronger and realize that staying may be offending God.

  • Reply MIchelle 2019 at 2:58 PM

    Great reminder, and yes we do have to be bold in our beliefs. I have found over the years that people proclaiming one thing often put that to the side when the situation gets heated or intimidating. We are also living in a day and age where people are offensive about any and everything. I believe now more than ever it’s important to know what we stand for and be able to do it in the most difficult of times!

    • Reply Jen E. 2019 at 12:45 PM

      Michelle, great point. Current climate shows us that everyone is allowed to have an opinion, but I think that might exclude Christians, and so in response we back down. We can’t keep doing that, we loose too much ground.

  • Reply Brooke Bolen 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing this post. It is always a great reminder in the New Year to be able to identify ways to help OURSELVES grow, and sometimes what is stopping us from growing it those that surround us. It is good to be reminded of this.

    • Reply Jen E. 2019 at 12:47 PM

      So true, often we worry too much about others feelings. We must hold out ground and stay true to what we know is right.

  • Reply Denise 2019 at 10:07 PM

    great read, I have learned from experience that no matter how hard you try to stay unaffected, the company you keep always has an impact on your lifestyle good or bad. thanks for sharing this.

    • Reply Jen E. 2019 at 12:49 PM

      Agreed Denise. We have to be wise enough to see a problem before it becomes one. If we’re not comfortable, it’s best to walk away before we start becoming unaffected by what we know is wrong.

  • Reply Dr. K. Lee Banks 2019 at 9:32 PM

    Really, it is so important to walk away from bad influences. Sometimes, for our own health and well-being, we just have to remove toxic people from our lives. It’s certainly heart-wrenching when those people are family or friends, but it’s essential for our mental and spiritual health.

    • Reply Jen E. 2019 at 12:51 PM

      Yes. It can be difficult, I think maybe that’s why we stay when we know we shouldn’t. Doing what’s right isn’t always easy, but I sure do know that God always makes a way.

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