It is easy to be swayed by all sorts of outside influences on what your opinion with a certain topic really is. Knowing who you are and what you believe when you get around people with strong opinions or when you read something that goes entirely against what you believe helps cut out all of the gray areas and this is what keeps you knowing who you really are. When things look more black and white or when you clearly know wrong from right, standing firm is easy.
But if not careful, it is also easy to stay neutral. It is easier to just keep your mouth shut when facing something you know you should speak up about that is not the popular opinion. But, when you don’t pick a side, you end up getting lost in the noise. You have a voice and an opinion waiting to be heard. Now, this doesn’t mean to be pushy or arrogant with what you believe, but it does mean to deliver truth with graciousness.
No matter what you do, you need to pick a side and back it up.
This is my challenge to you. Pick a side and stick to it. Have a belief system and stick to it. Have morals and stick to them. And then back it up. Back it up with your actions. Back it up with proof. Back it up with statistics. Back it up with research.
Because we need more people to know who they are.
Because we need you to be firm in your stance on what you believe.
Stop being Switzerland and know who you are, so you can pour into other people’s lives.
In the end, we need more mentoring, we need more coaching and we need more people who care about others. On the other side of that, we need more people open to other people speaking truth into their lives. We need more community, more discussion and more people influencing others.