What is the definition of compromise?
To compromise is to give concession in an argument or disagreement, with the aim of being able to reach an agreement. This is not always easy. When my husband and I were dating we had our first argument over whether you should be willing to agree to differ. We didn’t agree!
In our relationships (we did learn), you need the ability to compromise. Family life is dependent on everyone being willing, at times, to compromise on personal preferences. We are not always going to agree on everything. We will have different views and opinions. Our likes and dislikes, will be based on our character and personality. For a family unit to work together every day, there has to be a willingness to compromise. At the same time, trying to be fair and to take everyone’s views into consideration.
However we should not compromise on our integrity, on our core beliefs. There is one relationship that demands our all and our wholehearted commitment. That is to love the Lord with all of our heart, soul and strength.
“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.”2 Chronicles 16:9
Throughout history there are those heroes of faith who stood for what they believed in. People who fought for the freedom of speech, and the freedom to practice our faith, that we now take for granted. We should not be complacent. There is a need to encourage dialogue, and discussion, with those who have different views from our own. And be willing to speak out, to say what we believe.
To do what is right in God’s sight, and the challenge today is very real! I pray for the strength, when needed, to be true to the One who gave everything for me…..
Stop – This post is part of the Five Minute Friday writing challenge, where you write for five minutes on a one word prompt – today’s word is ‘compromise’.