Don’t let anything compromise your truth.
When I get home from work every day I don’t want to do anything. When I come in, kick off my boots, sit on the couch, and get comfortable I know nothing else is going to happen productively that night. In my exhaustion, my decision is always to stop, relax, and be done. Because of this reason, I decide every morning what I’m going to do that day before I sit down. Sometimes it’s a few small things like pick up, take out the trash, mow the grass, and whatever. Other times it’s more lengthy; go to a meeting, send a recap email, read a few chapters, take care of the dogs, cook dinner, clean a room in a house, handle some church stuff, and then finally sit down. But every day I decide at the start of my day what that day is going to look like because if i try to make the decision when I get home it’s going to be made from a place of exhaustion, not wisdom.
Some of us do this with truth. We don’t think about our values and what we believe and why until we’re in the middle of it. We don’t think about our values and boundaries until we’re face to face with temptation and it’s caused us to make a number of poor decisions. We do this in finances, relationships, morality, and so much more. When we face real struggles and trials our truth can be easily compromised, but when we know what we believe, and we stand firm on it, we find true strength.