The world is made up of two types of people: those who stand for something and those who stand for nothing. Everyday, around the world, people lose their lives and risk their honor to stand up for what they believe in. No matter how many times challenges arise or how high the mountain is to climb, there are some strong people who simply stand up, stand out, and stand firm.
We've all been taught not to be a rebel, in other words, not to be stubborn. That advice should be heeded. But there are times when it is necessary for us to rebel against culture, against negativity, against the status quo, against everything that hinders us from progress and success. There are times when we should stubbornly stand for what we believe to be right.
I love how the prophets of the Old Testament often had to stand up for God, stand out from the crowd, and stand firm on the truth they had received. Likewise, men and women throughout history, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, and Rosa Parks, had to do the same. We would do well to follow this path of life. We do not have to compromise or agree with other people. It is up to us to make a choice that we will make a difference in the world, not matter how unpopular it is.