You can become so busy and bombarded with the cares of this world. In fact, you can find yourself overwhelmed, bogged down and consumed with the unwanted pressure that comes along with life. Somehow, you try to stick with your daily routine down to the very minute and second. But, sometimes uncertainties, the unexpected, and the unknown will throw you totally off track. Before you realize it, you are no longer in the same place.
The force is so strong not only do you become discombobulated, but, it causes you to move in another direction and you begin to drift away. That is why it is so important to be alert, watchful and prayerful. I Peter 5:8 reads, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." His primary tactic is to get you to drift away. That is how the devil operates. He specializes in schemes, deceit, tricks, threats, and lies. He loves to throw stumbling blocks in your pathway that will cause you to deviate from the plan and will of God. Eventually, you will drift away from God, the body of Christ, church, family, friends, and your God-given responsibilities.
Actually, you don’t start drifting or wandering away immediately, it is a process. Little by little you become disconnected, disengaged. You start losing interest in that which was once of an importance to you. That is why the enemy wants to keep you isolated from the body. Nevertheless, you have lost your desire, passion, joy, excitement, drive, love, and motivation. You are no longer enthusiastic about singing, worshipping, fasting, praying, studying, ministering, witnessing, fellowshipping, attending church, or participating in any of the church activities. You are slowly drifting away. A person can also be active in the church and has drifted away emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Just because you hold several offices/titles in the church, this does not exclude you from drifting away. That is when the devil really chimes in on you, because you can become so busy working in the church, causing division, confusion, backbiting, gossiping, sowing discord, and any other ungodly behavior, that will cause you to drift away from God. Another term for this is called, "A busybody". I Peter 4:15, reads "But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.
People are constantly drifting away whether it is spiritual, mental or physical. The cry is far greater than one can imagine. It is time for the Saints of God to arise from their bed of slumber and throw out the lifeline because someone has and is drifting away. I Thessalonians 5:6 reads, "Therefore, let us not sleep, as do others, but let us watch and be sober.
The devil wants to keep you focused on, the cares of this world, what you have lost, who walked out on you and all of your problems. But, if you keep your mind on Christ, he will keep you in perfect peace.