One of the common traps of life is 𝒅𝒓𝒊𝒇𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈.
From time to time, all of us are likely to drift.
It is easy to get caught up in the currents of life, outside influences and being carried along with the crowds.
Perhaps you are stuck on autopilot, aimlessly sleepwalking through each and every day, tossed to and fro like a piece of driftwood floating on the seas?
Are you drifting?
Do you know that feeling?
Drift: “to move slowly, especially as a result of outside forces, with no control over direction”
Is this what you really want from life, simply to drift?
At some point, just like the driftwood, you’ll be washed up on the shoreline, and may ask yourself, “how did I get here, why am I here, where am I going?”
Have you been washed up yet?
Is it time to take stock and find your purpose in life?
Are you looking for a light to help you navigate through the stormy waters of life?
I recall at my father’s funeral, a male choir formed of sons, grandsons, and sons-in-law, sang for him his favourite song:
“Brightly beams our father’s mercy from his lighthouse evermore,
But to us he gives the keeping of the lights along the shore.
Let the lower lights be burning; send a gleam across the wave;
Some poor fainting, struggling seaman you may rescue; you may save.
Dark the night of sin has settled; loud the angry billows roar.
Eager eyes are watching, longing, for the lights along the shore.
Trim your feeble lamp, my brother; some poor sailor, tempest tossed,
Trying now to make the harbour, in the darkness may be lost.
Jesus Christ can help you to stop drifting through life. He says in John 8:12 “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life”
The gospel will act as an anchor and stop your drift.
Is it time to stop drifting?