A kid joins the youth choir in church when he hates to sing. Why?
Because the only kids the youth minister pays attention to are those in his choir.
Someone goes on a mission trip when he doesn’t have any interest in going. Why?
Because the pastor proclaims to the church that they need to go on a mission trip. He treats those that go on mission trips as the special ones in the church.
A seminary student considers foreign missions when he has never had any inclination before in his life. Why?
Because his pastor thinks those that do the most valuable work for Christ are on the mission field.
A lady is asked to take on about four jobs in church. She is told that if she doesn’t do it, no one else will. She says yes. Why?
Because she is afraid of the looks of disapproval if she doesn’t.
What are all of these examples of?
Christian peer pressure.
We all know it happens. The problem is that most of us have given in to it at one time or another.
So, how do we deal with it?
Just learn to say no.
Don’t want to go on the mission trip? No.
Don’t want to sing in the choir? No.
Don’t want to take on that extra task? No.
Just say no.
Pursue the Lord with all you have. Do what you want. Say no to everything else.
Have you ever had to deal with Christian peer pressure? How did you deal with it?