Have you tried to engage the world and had to pull back because it threatened your faith? This is an issue we must discuss. There is this sentiment that nobody stays good in this world. That you will become corrupt over time and succumb to the lust and greed of the world. We already see Christian businessmen who have adopted the idea that “greed is good”. Just like their non-Christian colleagues on the marketplace. However, if you are of God, you have overcome the world: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. The influence of God within you should be stronger than the corrupting influence of the world out there.
We know that people have achieved success in the world without sacrificing their faith. Their faith in God empowered them to go on against all odds. We have the valiant Daniel as a hero of faith to emulate. There is nothing you will face out there that others have not faced. Jesus said, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 ESV). Facing trials and tribulations are a part of the Christian faith. It will not be easy, but you have the victory already in Christ.
As a Watchman tasked with steering us towards where God wants, you cannot avoid tribulation. You have to be ready in your mind to face opposition. With an assurance that Jesus has already overcome the world. Your faith in God can deliver you from the burning furnace. There is no doubt in God’s ability to save and deliver your world to you. But you need to work on yourself. Being a Christian is not all fun and games. You must be ready to grow a deep faith and complete dependence on God. You cannot succeed in the world without growing in faith.