POPULAR OPINION: IS IT?
Beloved, many have walked into snare going the way of the band wagon; And many have missed their train of destiny because they saw no one boarding when it came by…. Again I say when it came by!
Many you will see running with popular opinions because they are intimidated by the saying ‘majority carries the vote’. And many are too timid to stand for what they believe in because they are scared they will be mocked or laughed to scorn:
“I don’t want to challenge the status quo, and I don’t want to be the only one going this road ” is the reason ‘school of fishes’ get caught in a Fishman’s set net.
It’s no wonder the scripture says in Matthew 7:13NIV: “..for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” Hmmmm…
Beloved, If Noah were to follow popular opinion he would not have built the ark that would save him and his entire household from the flood to come. He was undeterred even though he was laughed to scorn. [Remember it had never rained on the earth before, how then can he be talking of flood].
If Peter were to listen to popular opinion, he would not called Jesus: ‘Christ the Son of the Living God’. [Matthew 16:13-17]…There are many more examples of courageous men of faith one can emulate courage from in the Bible, please learn from them.
It takes courage to stand out from the crowd especially when you stand for the truth: Yes it does! Perhaps this was the courage Ephraim lacks that he became mixed as cake not turned [Hosea7:8].
Don’t get mixed with the mixed multitude. Come out from them!
Beware of popular opinions and those popular wisdoms you have learnt over time. Do well to unlearn them. Don’t get swayed by the regular chant: ‘if you can’t beat them, join them!’
You don’t need to beat them, you are not in a competition with them. You only need to show them your courage, your resolve to what you believe in and what you stand for: the truth undiluted!
Finally beloved, check it and you will be surprised that popular opinions are deceptive tools, often used by Destiny killers. They are shallow works of human logic that holds no ground. Please don’t base your decisions on them.
But fear not! Let your Faith come alive and be of good Courage.