Drifting for fantastic car drivers is pretty awesome. Though I don’t really know the first thing about it, I’ve seen enough FnF to know it looks pretty darn awesome. Drifting for Christians is not. But it happens. You may even be drifting now. That’s why we have this warning against it in Hebrews.
Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. – Heb 2:1-3a
It is all too easy for a Christian to find that they haven’t really given Jesus any consideration in a while. Life spews distractors at us all day long. So drifting away from Jesus is actually quite easy to do. In fact, just doing nothing at all is probably capable of earning you a “Christian Drifter” status. The verse is clear about how to guard against being a “Christian Drifter”. We must “pay closer attention to what we have heard”. It’s talking about the truth of the gospel. Here are some ways that you can help yourself “pay closer attention” and by doing that, stop the drift.
1. Read The Book
We have been given the Bible. The message is in it. Read it regularly so that you can know it and love it and think about it throughout the day. “This book will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from it” is a saying that has stuck with me after reading it in a John Piper book. There is power in the living and active word. Get stuck into it!
2. Don’t Forget About Services
Get yourself to church services. Good churches open the word and praise God in spirit and truth. We are told not to give up on this elsewhere in Hebrews (10:24) because it helps us stay close to the message about Jesus. Come to church.
3. Get Connected
Doing Christianity with other Christians is the way it is meant to be. Your brothers and sisters can encourage you to live the message and support you while you give it the best shot you can. If you don’t have anyone you’re doing the Christian thing with, then tap a mate on the shoulder and ask em if they will help you live it. Get involved in a life group / home group / cell group. You’re not meant to go it alone.
So be encouraged and “Pay close attention” by committing to the above 3 things and enjoy the Christian life with less “drift”.