One of the very first things God taught me was to not compromise at all. I really took this by heart and stood firm in my daily walk for a couple of years.
Then one day I realised that I was dangerously close to the edge when it comes to compromising but... I didn’t take the thought seriously. It was one tiny little thing and I had a very ‘good excuse’.
After that one specific incident I often felt the gentle conviction of the Holy Spirit, but still chose to ignore it.
Until yesterday afternoon!
God showed me, very clearly, what I was busy doing and that I was heading for a fall....I felt a cold numbness as I realised on what and where I started to compromise on.
That is a very dangerous place to be.
It (compromise) caused me to become ‘cold hearted’ towards other important things and people in my life and also most certainly towards certain areas in my spiritual life. Things I considered dearly and very important. I never realised that to compromise will cause a distance between me and God. I never realised that I would quite easily fall back on past paths... paths that I never dared to trample upon ever again.
To compromise, no matter how small or how insignificant - will eventually cause you to become luke warm.... and eventually stone cold.... and eventually .... death.
Do not tolerate a compromising spirit at all my friend ! It's just not worth it.