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Thursday, February 26, 2009

How Do We Handle Peer Pressure

Can we say that we are a people-pleaser or a God-pleaser? Hopefully, we can say we’re far more concerned with pleasing God than we are with pleasing our friends. Even being a devoted Christian, we may still feel the urge to impress our friends and acquaintances-and sometimes that urge can be strong and overwhelming.
Peer pressure can be good or bad, depending upon who our peers are. If our friends encourage us to follow God’s will and to obey His commandments, then we’ll experience positive peer pressure, and that’s a good thing. But, if we let someone encourage us to do foolish things, then we’re facing a different kind of peer pressure and we’d better beware.
We always have choices. We can choose to please God first, or we can fall victim to peer pressure. The choice is ours along with the consequences. Those who follow the crowd will usually get lost in it.
Since we can’t please everybody, it would be better trying to please the people who are trying to help us become a better person.

1 comment:

Beamzy said...

I would do well to remember this advice and follow it daily. Thanks for posting this.