Yesterday at Sunday School, our teacher made a comment that has stuck with me.
Straying away from God is natural, staying grounded and close to Him takes work.
That is such a great statement. We sort of think it is the straying that would take work, that it would be obvious and we could easily avoid it.
It is true, staying grounded and close to God does take a lot of work, it is GREAT work, but it is hard. It is a daily thing, needing to pay close attention to giving God quality time and effort. Keeping holiness at the front of our minds so we make good choices moment by moment.
You have to be focused and intentional. Satan will use distraction as a means of straying away from God.......have you ever been on a floaty in the lake or ocean...you just relax a little bit and before you know it you are way out there, far from shore. I think that is just like Satan, when you aren't paying attention, you slowly drift, little by little. You don't realize it, because you are busy enjoying the view and drifting off in your mind, heart, and in your life-being distracted by life and all there is to do.
Proverbs 10:25 The righteous stand firm forever.