REAL STANDARDS ARE UPHELD BY TRUE CHRISTIANS WHO LIVE THE CHRISTIAN LIFE TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY KNOWING THEY WILL COME UP SHORT FROM TIME TO TIME AND FAIL SOMETIMES TOO!!!
The standards that we as believers uphold are in the bible. We can uphold them through our actions without being offensive with our mouths and minds. The Word of God tells you to build your own standard (Numbers 2:2) which is your personal relationship with God and a personal identity of your spiritual household. You utilize this standard to let the world know that you are a child of God and you are living the Christian lifestyle to the best of your ability with the aid of the Holy Ghost.
Maintaining a personal STANDARD with God will allow you the foundation that you need in order to bring in who and what you need in your lives; and to relinquish and extinguish some relationships that have grown toxic because of blatant disrespect and purposeful words being spoken to you to upset you. They became disrespectful only because of the fact that you do not meet the sententious, narcissistic, pusillanimous, and sadity standard they believe should be in your life. Plus they feel that everyone must cater to them in order to be in a business or personal relationship with them.
The foundation that God’s standards have established for the believer and DOER will give you the support you need to just walk away and NEVER speak to, think of, or worry about them again. It will give you the foundation to pray for them and their journey as they go in the direction they are headed and you head off into another direction towards your destiny. They were there for a season and a reason and when that time is up, they will call you out of your name and say things offensive just to upset you.
However, I’ve got news for you! You don’t have to get upset. Lose their number, delete their profile with a smile, and move on with your life because you did not meet their egotistical standard. Stop allowing people to delve so deep into the recesses of your mind without consulting God about what they say to you.
When a person becomes purposely offensive via email, phone call, or social media towards you, it is often because you did not do what THEY WANTED you to do to cater to them. God’s standards will fortify your mind in such a way that you can say bye-bye and not cry for you know where your strength truly lies. You have a standard to uphold in your life and that is a personal standard with God. Hold up your banner and hold your head up so you can see where you are going. Move with purpose, prowess, power, and prestige towards your next goal.
God lifted a standard towards your enemies and he is your protection (Isaiah 62:10). No spiritual or mental weapon of lies, deceit, rumors, or hatred shall prosper against you. Hold up your Christian standards and move under grace, mercy, and prayer until you reach your destiny. You enhance and improve your standard until others see nothing but positive power pouring from you even when you are in pain.
I have done it! I am still doing it and will continue to do it and grow and expand until I am even more impactful on the community. Things have changed and that change will be an epidemic change for the area that I am in and subsequently the areas I travel to and from. All the best and God bless. I’m just saying…….
A. J. Watkins D.Min.