When we are willing to stand firm in our faith, we will not be swayed by fads or the preferences of others. It may be one of the most difficult decisions we make but it does make a difference to the God we have chosen to serve. He has asked us to stand firm in the presence of great pressures. He has asked us to not be like the waves of the sea, blown and tossed by the winds.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.
We are promised trials and temptations in this life. The Bible tells us not if but when we face trials in our lives. Those who stand firm will receive the crown of life. We will stand before the Eternal Judge and hear, "Well done, good and faithful servant." He will invite us to share in our Master's happiness. We will stand in the temple of God and sing with the saints, "Holy, Holy, Holy." We will see the Shekinah glory that lights the New Jerusalem.