Times are challenging now. We live in a world where sinful nature, practices and thoughts have taken hold like never before. Standing strong in these times will not be easy and will come with challenges for sure. You will be called names, labeled, and censored for your beliefs and thoughts. Just know that the the God we serve will never, ever leave us. He will not forsake us and will help us to stand strong. He will expect us to stand firm and stand strong against tyranny, violence, greed, sinful behavior, self loathing, laziness and the other things spoken about in the bible. Prepare for the challenges by seeking Gods support and help in all times. Not just the bad times, but during the good also. Love people, respect them, honor their lives but stand form to your beliefs and values.
Do not be deceived by mankind, leaders, teachers, mentors, and all those that may try to change your mind and make you who you are not. Only God can soften a heart and soul, but we can support that process by being strong in our values and beliefs. Do not cave in, do not give up hope for mankind, do not allow the devil to creep into your life, do not allow the things that built a successful life for you and good future for your kids be destroyed by evil and sinful practices.
Ephesians 6: 10-13, Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
Ezekiel 36:26, And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.