“Nobody drifts towards holiness.”
I think it was John Piper who said it and it came to me again this morning.
In the last seven months, I have been less and less engaged with church and all that goes with it.
While we’ve been building and renovating a house ready to move into, while we’ve been concentrating on getting the job done, I’ve been skipping the time at church and with church family to work on the house.
I’m not losing my faith or my love for God and Jesus but my mind has been elsewhere. You could say I have ‘checked out’ of church, or that I have drifted.
Today it was driven home but over a few months, I realised that unless I consciously choose to pursue the things of God, I will end up drifting away from Him.
I realise this is currently a season that will pass, we will finish our building project and I won’t have so much to be distracted by. However, I also realise that I need to make deliberate decisions to make sure that checking out and drifting doesn’t become a habit.
The challenge and encouragement to me comes from Colossians 3:1-4 (though I admit, technically, it is a bit out of context.)
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Do you think you are drifting? What or who can help you to refocus and make conscious choices to pursue God and His plans for your life?