Good morning everyone,
When you make the decision to follow Christ, you become a target for satan to attack! Are you ready for the assault!? Let me give you an example. Have you ever been bated? Someone comes into your presence and trys to get you to take the bate to see if you will continue to represent Christ or will you fall into the trap? Your life has become magnified in how you are looked at! Everyone of us likes attention but attention that pulls us into that trap that satan has set needs to be avoided at all costs. If you are promised the world but it is going to compromise your 'walk', do a 180! Gaining the whole world but losing your soul (Toby Mac/Kirk Franklin/Mandisa) is what satan wants! Christ wants to protect you! If He can save a soul, He has spent a fortune on you that can not be measured monetarily because the value is eternal. As my friend 'Fergie' would say, 'don't be scared!' Get yourself an accountability partner(brother/brother or sister/sister) and become crystal clear so nothing is more important than your soul! Be totally honest with that brother/sister and realize that friendships that are Christ based endure even when you find out your brother/sister is a mess! Your accountability partner should be like it describes in 1 Timothy 3:7. 'Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.'
Your brother in Christ,