Is Peer Pressure Getting To You?
It is hard to understand how powerful peer pressure can be until you are a victim of peer pressure yourself. Here are some encouraging scriptures having to do with peer pressure.
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People just don’t realize how much peer pressure, the desire for peer acclamation, influences them. ~ Frederica Mathewes-Green
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Peer Pressure And Why Some People Fall For it?
Peer Pressure Can Be Very Stressful At Times!
Peer pressure can be positive or negative, no matter what your age.
Rather than letting peer pressure direct your steps, let God do so. Don’t jump off the bridge just because your friends do!
I am sure you relate to having had to resist peer pressure at all different ages in your life, not just as a teenager! To withstand peer pressure is something that is crucial. Once you can determine that God is the most critical person in your life, any weight that you might feel from others can quickly be extinguished since you know what you value in life.
How does God want you to live? It is a decision each person must make on their own to resist peer pressure. It can be hard, find hope when you follow God. Do not jump off the bridge just because your friends are doing so. Think and let God direct your steps rather than allowing peer pressure do it!
Yes, there will be temptations with what we see, hear, and what others you know are doing, but stand firm and first of all avoid places and people that you know will be a temptation to you. Guard your eye gates and your ear gates. ~ Bill Greguska
You Just Need To Say No To Peer Pressure!
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Peer Pressure Or Follow The Lord?
Peer Pressure Builds Up Or It Tears Down!
For example, “Does what I am considering to do or say go against God and His Word?” It is evident that if you want to be a Godly teenager, you will want to try to do God’s will.
Another example, “Should I go out drinking or choose to spend time with my family and those who love me and want what is best for my life?”
It says in Ephesians 5:18, “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.” When you look at the Bible for your answers, the questions are a lot easier to answer.
Teens Need Help In Making Wise Choices!
At the end of the day, just know that God made you, so you can be your own individual, and don’t let people give you that peer pressure. ~ Wyclef Jean
James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
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Do What Is Right Or Fall For Peer Pressure?
How does God instruct you on how to live? It is a decision that each teenager must decide for themselves. Teen pressure can make a teen use drugs, have sex, disregard the law, get tattoos, and do whatever feels right or is popular at the time.
That is not to mention the stress of school, and home life all can make a teen make some foolish choices in life that they will regret at some point all while their bodies are going through changes that come with being a teenager.
As a teen, if you decide that you want to follow the Lord, you will find great reward in doing so, but you will also experience pressure from your friends to do what the world thinks is right.
Teens that love God have problems, too, but have a better chance to make it with God leading them. Pressure on teens can make teens make seriously wrong choices because they want to fit in and be accepted.
Is There Any Peer Pressure To Follow The Lord?
He or she is a new spiritual person, because of the Holy Spirit. They have a new lifestyle because of their new life. They will have the wish to become closer to God and to read God’s word and to strengthen her faith.
Their habits and ways of life will conform to God’s will. When they do fail in some area of their life, which is inevitable, they will confess their sin to God, and God will forgive them. 1 John 1:9.
To answer the question is there any peer pressure to follow the Lord, I would say yes and no. Yes, because of how the Holy Spirit works in others lives for His purpose.
On the other hand, I would be forced to have to say no because of all the worldly influences from the media, and the modern lifestyle the United States practices full of sexual freedoms and the spiritual discipline that is lacking in our culture! I pray that you can start with yourself and share some peer pressure in a positive way unto the Lord!
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