Let me explain.
I was doing some thinking the other night about "standing up". For a child, "standing up" is an important step in their developmental milestones (as us mothers all know). For them to learn how to "stand up" (or pull up), they can then begin to learn to take their first steps.
Very important part of their lives, indeed! Wouldn't you say?
God shows us time and time again in His word what is right and what is wrong. The world today tries to make 'bad' things look good, and vise versa. It is so important to stand firmly in God's truth. Sometimes "standing up" for what is right can be painful. It might mean friendships have to end, relationships die, feelings are hurt, and so on and so forth. But, the pain and the hurt only last for a while.
I'd rather live with a little hurt here on earth for a short time than to be "standing" before my Creator, having to give an account as to why I chose not to stand up for what is right and just and let it 'slide by' and pretend that everything was ok. That something was right, even though I knew in my heart it was wrong.
I'm not willing to risk my eternity for that.
For us to keep moving forward in our walk with Christ, means that we are growing. Its good to grow!! And I guess this blog post might be about 'growing pains' too if you think about it that way. So if your out there, and having a hard time dealing with an issue thats facing you right now, just remember to "stand up" for whats right.
Your heart will let you know.