Are You Drifting?

Psalm 141:3-4 Take control of what I say, O Lord, and guard my lips. Don’t let me DRIFT toward evil or take part in acts of wickedness. Don’t let me share in the delicacies of those who do wrong.⁠

Don’t let me drift toward evil. What a great prayer. ⁠

Isn’t that how it usually is? Very rarely do we go immediately toward evil. We drift towards it. Closer and closer. Like a frog being boiled in water until we are fully consumed.⁠

No one goes from faithful to affair overnight. ⁠

From honest to a thief. ⁠

From sober to a drunk. ⁠

Use whatever sin you want. Anyone who falls into evil, especially from a place of faithfulness, usually drifts there. ⁠

One more look. ⁠

One more text or flirty comment.⁠

One more drink.⁠

One more fib. Whatever it is.⁠

Before you know it, you’re no longer drifting, you’re in the ditch. ⁠

How are you doing in your drift? Are you focused on the right path? Are you prayed what David prayed?⁠

“Don’t let me DRIFT toward evil or take part in acts of wickedness.”⁠

Jeff Maness
I am a follower of Jesus first, husband to a beautiful wife, father to four amazing children, lead pastor of Element Church in Cheyenne, WY, and blogger of all things life.

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