What You Compromise to Get, You’ll Lose!

Compromise – what is it and isn’t this the way to get along with everyone? No, it isn’t and I’ll explain why.

As the title of this blog says,” Whatever you compromise to get, you’ll lose” isn’t referring to the ‘get-along-gang.” It’s dealing with core beliefs. Many people have compromised their beliefs to climb the ladder of success only to find out when they got there, it wasn’t worth the price they paid. Even in recent times we’ve seen this splattered all over the news. Some have paid a very high price and actually lived to regret it!

But, what about us – the born-again, Bible-believing, spirit-filled Christians who are to be the light of the world – the salt of the earth? What about us?

Compromise is compromise – no matter who’s doing it. I’m not talking about acquiescing to others or preferring others. That’s good. I’m speaking of compromising your core beliefs – compromising what you stand for in order to be accepted by others. This is unacceptable and displeasing to God.

In Rev. 2:6,15 God says twice that He hates the deeds of the Nicolaitans who compromised their beliefs in Him. They left their first love!

Revelation 2:6,15 (KJV)
6  But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
15  So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

So, how does this happen? How does someone, who has a bonafide relationship with the Lord, fall into compromise and leave their first love? By changing their focus! Instead of going to God when things get tough or don’t work out the way they want, they take their focus off of God and go the way of the world.

Some even blame God for not answering their prayers and then turn away from Him as if it’s His fault! However, what they fail to realize is that God is faithful, faithful, faithful. The problem is never with Him because He has already supplied the answer. The problem is with us. Of course, there is the devil to deal with but God has already given us power and authority over him. But we must take our rightful place, submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee.

What you focus on is what you will follow. If your focus is on getting promoted on your job at any cost, you’ll compromise. If fitting in with the “in crowd” is your focus, you’ll compromise. But it won’t be worth it because you’ll find yourself sorely lacking when you go to seeking the Lord’s help and find your prayers bouncing off the ceiling and hitting you smack in the face because your fellowship with the Him is broken and your heart condemns you! It’s just not worth it!

Brothers and sisters, we need to wholeheartedly commit to following Jesus, no matter what it costs us because in the end, it’ll be worth it and we’ll have no regrets!

Matthew 5:13-14 (KJV) 13  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Matthew 5:13-16 (KJV)
13  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

James 4:7 (KJV) 7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Peter 5:8 (KJV) 8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Pamela

Author: Pamela Moyle

Pamela is a teacher, author, and life-long student of the Word of God, teaching foundational truths to help others walk by faith and not by sight!

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