(un)Compromising: Time Capsule

Have You Read The Other Parts of: (Un)Compromising?
If Not, Click Below:

Intro: Here
Part One:Here
Part Two: Here

As we wrap up this series, I want to focus on a word that contains the key when it comes to being a follower of Jesus with a life that is uncompromising. Regardless if you new to following Christ or have been walking for awhile… I strongly feel that this word relates with you all.
I feel led to talk about a word that will help us in our walk, faith, witness, relationships,
and so much more…

The word?

Doing what is right alone even when it might be a hard decision to make

“The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.” -Proverbs 11:3

Integrity (in·teg·ri·ty)

A.) The state of being whole, entire, undiminished, unimpaired, or perfect condition.
B.) Soundness of moral character; Honesty.
C.) Adherence to moral and ethical principles.

Sounds awesome right!?
Well… When it’s practiced.
But unfortunately if you are like me, then you discovered that there is a hidden reality…

Having integrity gets hard, especially when the current of the water around is rushing against you. 

It doesn’t take long after you seek after integrity to realize…

The statistical odds, accepted culture, and so much else is against you, against your pursuit after your Creator, against your stand for convictions, against your faith…

to sum it up…?

The WORLD is against you pursuing the heart of your Creator…

We all need a Savior…

Yet we blind our eyes to Jesus.

This is reality.

Today you have been given 24 hours…
What have you done with it?
What are you going to do with it?
Have you used the day to build others up?
Or tear others down…
Have you used the day to grow?
Or to sink…
Have you used today to honor God?
Or to again rebuke and reject…

What have you done today?
Because no matter how you look at it, what was done…?

…Is done…

But what you can do… is NOT done,

It hasn’t even begun yet!

You can think and plan all you want…
But the only thing that can make the plan actually become reality…? Is a surrender to the humble truth that what has been being done is not working.

Have you ever slowed down to actually think about the impact that today has on the rest of your life?

Life is NOT “What happens in today stays in today
Today is far more important than the world will lead you to believe it is!

How many times have you heard…

Life is too short so have fun while you can!
Don’t worry about tomorrow!

Well… have you ever thought INSTEAD, that…

…Too Narrow is the gate for you to THROW AWAY YOUR  BLESSINGS FROM YOUR FATHER

Remember in the beginning of the series when we talked about the narrow gate?
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.-Matthew 7:13-14

We MUST begin to take each day, each breath, each opportunity seriously…
For we are NOT promised tomorrow!
What are you doing with your days… your today?

We must begin to seriously be SOLD OUT to the Lord with INTEGRITY!
But Honestly?
Having integrity wears a child of God down… Especially when EVERYTHING is going against you!

Sometimes it can get tempting to give up and focus less on God.
Sometimes you get so tired of fighting the world that you just want to put up the white flag and surrender…

I know…
I’ve been there
But I get reminded… and I ask myself:

After all that the Lord has done for you… you are going to abandon him?
When you had NOTHING…

If you haven’t retained ANYTHING from this series, please NEVER forget this….

You may not know all of the consequences for not giving in and surrendering in your war now, but you can be SURE that those in your future WILL BENEFIT from your godly courage and integrity.

Your family…
Your Wife/Husband…
Your kids…
Your Job…
Your world
Those who will give their life to Jesus thanks you…
ALL OF THE ABOVE are waiting!
All are waiting for uncompromising Christians,

…Like YOU!

Don’t allow Satan to lie to you,
God notices your EVERY ATTEMPT to please him!

Keep in mind, there is MORE AT STAKE than what you can see right now.

Selective Obedience Kills… Don’t fall into this lifestyle,
May we have full obedience.

“There is a way that appears to be right,
but in the end it leads to death.” -Proverbs 14:12

With integrity comes focus on the Lord and the Lord alone…
But lets look back at this word…

Integrity- (in·teg·ri·ty)

A.) The state of being whole, entire, undiminished, unimpaired, or perfect condition.
B.) Soundness of moral character; Honesty.
C.) Adherence to moral and ethical principles.

Lets focus on the word Adherence
What does it mean?

Adherence- (ad·her·ence)

 A.) The quality of adhering
B.) Steady devotion, support, allegiance, or attachment

Did you catch that…?

“Steady devotion, support, allegiance, or attachment…”
Isn’t this what the Lord asks of us?

Lets see what Jesus says about it….

(“Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”)

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
-Matthew 22:34-40

In order to become uncompromising Christians
We MUST begin to have integrity, everyday…

Think of today as a “Time Capsule”!
You may not know the importance that the present will be in the future,
But regardless…
You put into it what’s important to you today…

So are you living for the Lord?
Your godly integrity and your growing spirituality is what you put into it!
And one day…?
You will open it…
And see the miracles that the Lord has done for you!

What you put into your walk now… You will one day take out

The walk gets hard… and we get close to throwing up the white flag…
Close to surrendering and allowing the waves of sin to sink us…
But we MUST stay firm…
Too much matters!
You matter!
What a waste of blessings to throw away just because times are hard
and sin is tempting….

Jonah hit the nail on the head as he prayed for mercy inside the great fish…

“Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD.” -Jonah 2:8-9

So what are we waiting for…?
Today is the day to become Sold-Out…
TODAY is the day to become Serious when the world is waiting away!
No more excuses!
Excuses are for children,
We are better than this!
It’s time to have INTEGRITY!
It’s time to be DIFFERENT!
It’s time to RESIST the temptation to give up!
It’s time to RESIST the temptation to give in!
It’s time to become UNCOMPROMISING!

If I could go back…
Go back in time…
And become sold out to the Lord
BEFORE the heartbreak…
BEFORE I made a fool of myself…
BEFORE I wasted my days
BEFORE my wasted weeks
BEFORE my wasted months
BEFORE I was living for the world…
BEFORE I lost it all…

If I could go back I would
But whats done is done… no turning back

Why do we always wish that we would have done something
AFTER what’s done is done?

I dedicated my life to the ministry NOT for glory, fame, or prestige…
But instead I dedicated my life for something greater…
To share what the Lord has done in my life
What was that…?

WE are not the center of the universe…
So why not surrender to the one that is,
AND NOT the ones who pretend to be?

Just like anything in this life…
You get back, what you put in

I pray that we become un-Compromising as Children of God.
Uncompromising to the lies and lusts of this world…

I thank the Lord that HE saved me
I owe HIM my life…
Because after all HE has done… what can WE do to give back?
What does the Lord want?
No… something else…

So what does HE want…?
…HE wants your life

What are you waiting for?

“For the pagans run after all… things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek FIRST his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
-Matthew 6:32-35

“In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.”
-2 Timothy 2:20-21


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