When I got the New Era in the mail I quickly opened it up to devour the quick little inspirational stories. I always find the most amazing articles when I have a quick moment to spare. This article was particularly inspiring to me because of it's scripture reference. It was about a young man who was experiencing peer pressure at work and thought about giving in so that he wouldn't loose his job. Then a scripture came to his mind:
"I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; and forgettest the Lord thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth?"
The young man went on to say:
,Immediately I knew that I should fear God, not my co-workers or my boss. I also realized that my purpose on earth is not to earn money but to grow spiritually. So I answered my co-worker,"I will choose my belief, and you should respect it."
If you are ever worn down by the pressures of the world in regards to your writing or any aspect of your life, remember this scripture. I shared it with my children and will remind them of it often in hopes that it will help us remember why we are here.