take a stand: to publicly express an opinion about something, especially to say whether you support or are against something
I find it interesting that we are most often called to take a stand by joining others.
Take a stand against bullying; war; hate; you name it ____________
Take a stand for peace; love; marriage, you name it ____________
We are constantly asked to join others in taking a stand and yet inherent in the idea of taking a stand is the individual decision to stand for something. While it might be easier to join a group in making a stand, it can also be easier to remain silent in a group.
Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you try to have things both ways? If the LORD is God, worship him! But if Baal is God, worship him!” The people did not say a word. I Kings 18:21
Sometimes taking a stand is a lonely proposition. We are asked individually, by name, to follow Christ. Remember the song “I have decided to follow Jesus”? Remember the line, “if none go with me, I still will follow.” That is taking a stand. When no one else, if no one else, stands with me, I will still take a stand.
Caught in chains, Shackles on too tight.
Squirming for your life because you’ve gone and lost your freedom …
Stand for something! Or you’ll fall for anything.
Skindred “Stand for Something”
There are plenty of causes worth fighting for, but don’t get lost in the world of causes. Find the sweet release of freedom by declaring your faith and making a stand for Christ.
Stand for something! Or you’ll fall for anything!
What are you willing to make a stand for all on your own?
See you Sunday . . .