Purity is often unpopular. Wickedness is often popular. As human beings we have a natural tendency to seek approval- affiliation is a basic need for all of us. No matter our age, it can be difficult to balance doing right and achieving popularity.
Each of us has values. Our values are our important and lasting beliefs. If you’re unsure of your values, just ask yourself: “What is most important to me?” “What do I believe is WRONG, no matter what?” “What will I always do?” “What will I always stand against?”
Common values include: honesty, integrity, abstinence before marriage, loyalty, generosity, contentment, growth, hard work, harmony, peace, independence, order, equality, and the list goes on.
It’s important for us to all examine ourselves to determine what’s important to us. We should all live by values because they remind us how we should behave when we ‘feel’ like doing something different.
Values help us stay clear from trouble, because values and wisdom often intermingle.
Once we decide who we are and what we stand for, the need for popularity will begin to diminish. No doubt, we all need relationships. We are relational beings. But with the right value system we will gain the RIGHT relationships.
With a healthy value system you understand that not everyone will like you, but the right people will. Choosing purity over popularity will bring all the right things.
Always remember, we reap what we sow. No matter what it looks like, as long as we are sowing good seeds we will reap good things.
The point of this post is to encourage us all to choose purity over popularity. Don’t follow the crowd if it means compromising your values. Stick to your values and in the end it will all work out.
Plus, you’ll be proud of yourself. Remember, just because everyone is doing it doesn’t make it right.
Always choose purity over popularity.