I had Ephesians chapter 6 in mind when I posed in armor, but nay sayers insisted my outfit was 14th century armor, not Roman. It was chain mail, not leather. It covered my back, when Roman armor covered your front. Didn't people get it? I was making a point. I intend to stand for Christ, no matter what!
People mean well, they really do. They want to spare you trouble and heartache and foolishness. Truly! Now I hardly put myself in Paul's position in Acts 21:10-13 but we shared the same problem. God told us one thing and people told us another.
…Agabus …..said, “The Holy Spirit says, ‘…the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.” …….the people pleaded with Paul not to go up to Jerusalem.…Paul answered, “I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” …….we gave up and said, “The Lord’s will be done.”
So I say to you, dear readers, when God tells you to do something, and you've prayed about it and checked with Godly people you trust and made sure the task aligns with God's word in the Bible, then go for it. Yes, you may look foolish. People might laugh at you. BUT you are being true to yourself and to God…. What else matters?
Prayer-Lord, make your plans real to us so that we might obey you, no matter what. Amen