1. Being a people pleaser. In today’s environment, people find it easier to be politically correct instead of speaking God’s truth. But the book of John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
2. Choose carefully, how we live our lives. We are told in the book of Ephesians how we should walk, and Romans tells us not to conform to this world. Ephesians 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise. Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
3. We should test the spirits; God has given us instruction to check the spirit and not to follow blindly, he warns us how to test the spirits in1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
4. Be careful of idle words coming out of our mouth. The book of Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every empty word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. Further warnings the scripture Proverbs 16:25 King There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
5.Do not harbour revenge. 1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was, reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously. We are, told that revenge is not something that we should hold on to or use against others. The teachings of the book of Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will repay evil, but wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee.