**This article is not about the fundamentals of our faith but about making faith decisions in those gray areas.
In these times where attempts are being made through social media to bully people into making decisions creating a “herd mentality,” it is important to be certain in your heart that your decisions are a product of prayer and deep reflection on the scriptures. Nothing should be done to prove a point to anyone. Every person and I am speaking to leaders, must find in their hearts what he or she is fully persuaded about, and then act according to that and not the opinion or according to the persuasion of someone else.
People will respond to your depth and not to any form of showmanship. Nobody should be afraid of living out their convictions provided you can find appropriate scriptures to back your persuasion. Always remember those who succeed in life stand behind their convictions even when the multitudes or even people in their circle may have a different opinion. They show independence in their thought life.
Weakness in conviction has never been rewarded. You must make sure your persuasion is a product of the ministry of the Spirit to you and mustn’t be used to judge others. Paul made it clear in his writing about the place of personal convictions under God
Romans 14:22 (KJV)
“Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.”
Romans 14:5 (KJV)
“One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.”
The expression of my faith should be before God based on His leading and nothing should be done to either show a sense of superiority, to shame anyone, or to say another is being irresponsible by the decision they have made.
The governing principle is, let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind, and if thou hast faith for something let it be unto God alone and not to prove a point to others.