“It’s rarely a blowout… but usually a slow leak.”
In the story of the prodigal son, the younger son sets off to a distant country after asking for his inheritance from his father. While what he did was arrogant and unbecoming of a Jewish young man that was frowned upon by society and culture for it was like wishing his father’s death.
He had his own idea of living life. He wanted independence. But he had no idea what he was getting into. What he went through hit him like a left hook from Manny Pacquiao.
No one wakes up Monday morning thinking, “Well, well, well… this week is an excellent week to backslide! I think, it’s a great day to start setting off a different direction from what God has planned for me.”
The younger son drifted.
While that happened to him, it can definitely happen to the best of us. That is why it is absolutely important to stay connected to the Source.
In John 15:4-5, Jesus said, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”
Remember, it’s rarely a blowout… but usually a slow leak.