Adjusting to fit in is common. A tweak here or there to even the playing field doesn’t hurt right? But what if those tweaks change who we are? Little by little, those adjustments can change the landscape of our lives. At first glance, our reflection looks the same, but after further review, standing before you is someone you don’t even know. How did I get here? What did I do? Over time “tweaking’ compromises who we are. I recently read “When we compromise, the effectiveness of God’s power is diminished”-(InTouch Magazine, July 2015) Whoa! So I have control over the effectiveness of the Holy Spirit? If not used properly, the effectiveness is lessened? Luke 10:19 says….19 Listen carefully: I have given you authority [that you now possess] to tread on serpents and scorpions, and [the ability to exercise authority] over all the power of the enemy (Satan); and nothing will [in any way] harm you!(Amplified Bible) So yes, through the Holy Spirit, God has given us control, the ability to activate His power in everyday life. When activated we are representing Him and His loving power. So standing firm on who we are and what we believe pushes the cause! Tweaking only allows Satan to get a greater hold on this world and chokes out the Light we are called to be.
Stand firm my friends. Ask for daily Godly wisdom to navigate your life. Only the hand of God can truly TWEAK who we are. Leave that changing up to Him.