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Therefore we ought to pay greater attention to the things that were heard, lest perhaps we drift away.
Hebrews 2:1 WEB
I’ve been guilty of drifting at times.
A little reading time off here, a lack of praying there, grumbling and thanklessness spread throughout. My faith feels a chill. The face of Jesus becomes blurry and distant.
He’s still there, but I’m drifting away.
Unlike some of those Hebrews was written for initially, I don’t give up my faith. But, His voice becomes faint as I flow where the current and waves of life see fit. My Christianity becomes dull and muted.
Drifting occurs in the midst of these:
God, in His faithfulness, warns of this. He uses the writer of Hebrews to flash a red warning light.
Don’t drift away!
What you have is real.
Keep a tight grip on this love walk with Me.
I understand, and I won’t let you down.
Drifting pulls us far from land as a rip current pulls from the safety of shore. It takes us to a place where survival requires the doggie paddle times ten. It’s our own struggle. It’s our own works, drifting all the while. At that point we simply survive versus thrive.
With drifting we simply survive, not thrive.
But hands to paddle, paddle to water?
Pressing against the drift, flowing where you’re designed to go?
Stroking in trust that the Faithful One is truly just that: faithful?
That’s determining to not give up because Jesus is in clear view.
And, it’s quite the opposite of drifting.
So, my friend. I’m here to encourage you today. Remember those words that have been spoken. Pay careful attention. Remember His Word with clarity as He deepens your walk.
God loves you.
Cling with tenacity versus drifting aloof.
Grab that paddle once again if you’ve set it down in times past.
Garner the strength to paddle with tenacity.
His promises are true.
Press on in His strength, His plan.