Updated: Jul 7, 2018
The highest and truest expression of who you are called to be can only be found in your God-given purpose. While you may experience a level of success in other areas of your life, it pales in comparison to the level of exponential growth and impact in the lane He has called you to occupy. If we're not mindful, the busyness that comes along with day to day living can cause us to drift so far away from the plan of God that we may never find our way back to the path. This leads me to my question for you, 'Are You Drifting?' I came across a devotional earlier this week about drifting and knew in my heart it was a timely word to share.
The definition for drift that really sums up how one can drift through life is, "to move slowly, especially as a result of outside forces, with no control over direction" (Cambridge Dictionary). When we think about drifting, we often think of ships at sea. If a ship's engine fails, it will begin to drift which is dangerous and can be disastrous. The ship can run aground or be lost at sea without ever reaching its destination.
We can liken our engine to our spirit. Check your engine (spirit) and see if it's running or if it has lost power. For some, your engine light may have been on for a while and needs to be serviced. We must be 'spirit-led' in navigating the waters of life. In essence, we must yield to the leading of God, His Word and specific instructions He has for us to reach our destination.
The Bible says that Noah warned his generation of the coming flood, but no one believed him. The people in Noah's generation drifted so far away from the plan and voice of God that they couldn't even hear wise counsel - it sounded like folly to them.
"For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking...until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came..." Matthew 24:38-39
They were drifting along in life engaged in carnal things and were deceived about their destination. May you arise and awaken from any false thing or place trying to hold your spiritual senses captive so you can hear and see God's plan.
Check your engine (spirit) and see if it's tuned in to the Spirit of God and on course for your next steps. You don't want to operate on fragments; stay long enough in His presence through prayer and the Word to get the full counsel of God. He loves you and has big plans for you - the plan is good. Let's follow it...