SHOULD IT FALL BEFORE YOU WAKE UP?
A dear one was praying and sleeping off. The phone was dropping off her hands as she dozed. You know those moments when sleep is taking its toll on one.
She would adjust and hold her phone properly again. Then after a while, her hands were dropping gradually and then the phone fell off. At that point, she woke up and got a grip on herself.
At that moment, the Holy Spirit taught me a life lesson- “Do not wait for things to fall off before you wake up”.
Do you know that statement that you do not know the value of what you have until you lose it? It rings true in many choices that we get to make as individuals at times.
There are marriages that are already lost in the heart of the spouses and if caution is not taken, all that is left is for it to drop to ground zero. But if they wake up and catch the drift, they can still build a great home.
A sleeping believer can be caught drifting into sin. You begin to hold conversations that do not edify. Some of these conversations are with unholy things in hidden corners of Social Media and the Internet.
Sin is eating up and you are keeping quiet.
Catch the drift.
Resist to turn away.
Save yourself from a fall.
Let me show the trend in the Book of Hebrews:
First, we are warned not to drift away.
So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it.
Hebrews 2:1 NLT
Second, we are warned not to turn away. This is the natural tendency after drifting.
So search your hearts every day, my brothers and sisters, and make sure that none of you has evil or unbelief hiding within you. For it will lead you astray, and make you unresponsive to the living God.
Hebrews 3:12 TPT
Third, we are warned against falling away which will be the aftermath of turning away:
For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened… if they fall away to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.
Hebrews 6:4-6 NKJV
So before it falls, it drifts and then become irresponsive to warnings, admonitions or corrections.
Illustratively, a married person begins to drift by having an emotional affair. He/She becomes irresponsive and turns away from all warnings and starts to have a full-blown affair. The end is that the marriage falls away and the home crumbles.
This is how things fall. It starts with drifting. Drifting is gradual. Falls are never sudden.
Catch the drift before you fall!