Have you ever known someone who lived an outcome-based Christian experience? What I mean by this is that decisions are made based on the positive or negative outcome, not absolute obedience.
Shadrach, Mesach and Abednego were three men who lived an obedience-based life. When King Nebuchadnezzar passed a law that said all were to worship his idol, these guys determined they would not worship anything other than God. You can be sure these men did not make this decision at the time of the decree. Their decision had been made years earlier so that when the time came there would be no decision that had to be made. Their convictions were already in their hearts.
Each of us must come to a place of knowing what our boundaries are in given situations. What will we tolerate from our employers; what situation crosses the line for us? Where are the boundaries for questionable practices in your life? If these are not worked out ahead, you will live a life of situational ethics, determining what decision to make based on the merits of the situation.
Shadrach, Mesach and Abednego were willing to die for what they believed. In this case, they were delivered from the fiery furnace. God used their faithfulness to impact a king, and they were promoted to higher positions.
Are you an obedienced-based Christian? Or are there situations that can move you based on the outcome? God wants to know that we will stand firm on the issues that are important to Him, no matter what the outcome may be. God is looking for those who are radical in their obedience. Does this describe your commitment to Christ? If not, pray for this kind of conviction. The Lord will honor you for this.