Lest We Drift Away
"Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.” ——- Hebrews 2:1
The writer of the book of Hebrews saw a great danger among them. He knew that even though people converted and repented of their sins that they could still drift away and miss out on the greatest gift you could be given. This danger still exists today and happens a lot more than it should, even one person to drift away from Jesus is one too many. Here are some signs to watch for you in our own lives and those around us. If you see or feel yourself showing these signs, then it may be time to reposition your anchor in the Lord.
If you have less interest in God’s word. You don’t feel bad if you miss a daily reading or your daily study is becoming less and less. I’m not participating in Bible class like normally do. I don’t have the same devotion to reading and studying God’s word.
If you find yourself praying less. Maybe you still pray before you eat and even before you go to bed, but you aren't praying fervently to our Father to help us through, not just the difficult times but also to thank Him for the good times as well. All things come from Him.
If you find that it doesn’t bother, you to miss worship. I might still come most of the time, but I don’t feel guilt for missing. And as this erosion continues, that once a month, turns to once a week and before you know it, you can’t remember the last time you even attended. It should be hard for us to remember when we last missed a service, that should be our aim.
You start to find fault in everything. The way the song leader leads songs, the way they teach class, or the way they do announcements. We shouldn't be trying to find fault. If you start to see your finding faults in everyone and everything, you may be about to drift away.
You become more careless when it comes to holiness. You start to not pay attention to how you dress or what you're watching. You used to be careful about what you allowed to influence you. You don't care what is played on t.v. or radio, as long as you find it entertaining, not realizing the harm that immorality can cause through entertainment.
If you find yourself wanting to be around non-Christians instead of your brothers and sisters in Christ. There are times when we need associate with those of the world, but we need to be with our brothers and sisters encouraging and edifying each other.