Never Compromise Your Values
“Your value is not determined by your accomplishments or what others think of you. You are valuable simply because God created you.” “God's love for you is unconditional and unchanging. He will never leave you or forsake you.” “Don't let fear hold you back from stepping into the amazing plans God has for your life.”
What Does it Mean to Never Compromise Your Values?
To never compromise your values means: You maintain your integrity at all times, no matter what the consequences are. You respect yourself as much as those who are important to you. Never compromises, no matter how small we tell ourselves they are, change our souls. Consistent people with clear values can listen to others and make adjustments as they learn, but they don't 'give in', 'go with the flow' or choose 'anything for an easy life'. When you make compromises or say yes to projects against your better judgement your values suffer. Imagining you are doing it to please someone or out of kindness or for a quieter life doesn’t change this.
If you value excellence in writing but publish a book that isn’t up to your standards, then it’s your standards that suffer. If you become involved in a project that has inferior values to the ones you live by, then you are supporting those inferior values. We are what we do.
As Gandhi notes: our beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.
We will often say yes to things we know are not in our value-set rather than offend or disappoint someone. The regret and resentment that follows is often much more difficult than the initial difficult conversation. And telling someone we can’t follow through on a promise is much harder than never making the promise.
How much better to know your values and live by them by holding on to Christ values .
"Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth — don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency."
Compromise eats away at your self-respect, your passion and your soul.