HOW TO KEEP YOURSELF FROM FALLING
I did about eight months in a State University and I knew that every seed that my parents planted in me as regards the fear of the Lord was under intense attack. I was surrounded by various vices that could derail a teenager leaving home for the first time.
In those eight months, I had the opportunity to drink alcohol, get loose sexually, get lost in lust and many other things.
There was just one thing that kept me sane. I travelled home at least once a month. It was a solid reminder of where I was coming from and who I am. I may not have grown so much spiritually but it kept me from falling into a slimy pit.
One of the strategies of the devil to get a man into sin and keep him in sin is isolation from fellowship with God and men who can hold him accountable.
Before Judah married a Canaanite and slept with his daughter in law (thinking it was a prostitute), there was a departure from his brethren.
It came to pass at that time that Judah departed from his brothers, and visited a certain Adullamite whose name was Hirah.
Genesis 38:1 NKJV
A man that will fall would first take a walk away from all eyes that can probe or ask him questions. A man that will fall will begin to distance himself from fellowship and friendships of accountability. When he begins to skip meetings, trouble has started brewing.
If you have a job that takes you constantly from home and your home church, you need to double up on your accountability structures. Create a mode that will ensure the bridge is not burnt. Be generous with information. Join a circle of believers early anywhere you are.
If you travel out and you need to leave your family for a season, make sure you do not say things like, “At last, I can rest from church”. That is the mindset that the devil is attracted to.
If you lose touch with home, you will likely forget your home training. Beware!
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.
Jude 1:24-25 NKJV