I was told that the fishmongers never have to put a lid on the crab barrels. The reason is because if one crab starts to crawl out, the others will grab onto it and pull it back down. Nobody knows for sure why the crabs behave like that. Many people call it crab bucket syndrome or crab mentality, which reminds me the power of negative peer pressure.
The fellow compatriots of Isaiah chose to forsake God; as a result, God withdrew from them. Isaiah chose to follow God and was not affected by this kind of negative peer pressure. Let’s ponder the testimony of Isaiah.
17I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him. (Isaiah 8:17 ESV)
Let’s pose a question to God. “Dear God, could You give me the determination to resist negative peer pressure?”
Let’s practice what you learnt. Pray for the determination to resist negative peer pressure.
Let’s proclaim to others about your experiential knowledge. Share your experience of resisting negative peer pressure with your family.