When Ahab saw Elijah, he said to him, “Is it really you, the one who brings disaster on Israel?”
1 Kings 18:17 NET
The world will always see true Believers as problem makers. The reason is that true Believers live contrary to the way the world does. So, it would seem like Believers are the problem.
But, Believers try to live according to the ways of the Lord. It is the non-believer, the worldly, the one who doesn’t care about pleasing God who lives in contrast to what the Lord requires.
And because of this, there will always be tension. It was there in the midst of Cain and Abel, and it is there today!
Know this, if you desire to live according to God’s plan, you will encounter opposition. But stand firm!
No matter what they say. No matter what they do. No matter how much they threaten. Stand for the things of God. Your faith will be a sign to them that God is true.
And know that you are not on your own. Ask the Lord for help. Depend on the Holy Spirit for guidance and discernment. He will give you strength to face the day.
Remember, this isn’t all there is!
Father, give me the strength and faith to stand in these curious times. As I live to please You, let others see Your joy and peace in me. Let my light be a reminder to others that You are the one and only true God.