“But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.” Matthew 10:33 (NIV)
I would like to say that we all do it….I would love to say that everyone has that moment...but honestly, I would only be saying it to make me feel better about the choices, or lack of choices, that I make in uncomfortable situations to not stand up for my belief in the Power of God. Earlier this week, I was having a “social responsibility” discussion with someone in a higher position than me. We were talking about young children who were incarcerated, and the programs to help them once they are released such as job corp., rehab centers, etc. His stance essentially was that it is a waste of time to attempt to help them readapt to society if they have been incarcerated for most of their lives, because it is what they know, and they will most likely be offenders again. I know it does happen that way sometimes, but I also know that God can change the life of any man, woman, or child. He can turn the worst sinner into a Bible-believing, people-saving Christian. I’ve seen Him do it countless times to those that the world has written off as a “criminal,” “deadbeat,” “thug,” or “insert bad word here.” He’s done it for me. As I was listening to his argument, I felt God nudging me to stand up for His endless Power and testify to the changes that only He can make. Do you want to know what I did? Nothing...I was a bystander who stood in silence. I didn’t say a word. I may have even nodded my head during his argument! But through my doing nothing, I actually did something, I denied my God, and I denied my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.