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Don't Be a Drifter

Nº 310

July 9, 2024

It does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing. ... Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one — the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. ~ from The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Last month, Cay and I went on a 3,000-mile road trip visiting family and friends. I enjoy driving and never tire of seeing the diverse beauty of this grand country. Sometimes I enjoy it a little too much. Occasionally a far-off mountain or a sparkling stream captures my attention.

Someone anticipated my distractibility and installed grooved warning tracks along the edge of the highway. These noisy ruts alert me whenever I drift dangerously off the road.

Everyone drifts off course. How we respond is critical. Do we continue to veer into danger or course-correct back into the safety of God’s protective lane?

Paul told the Corinthians, who were prone to drift into danger, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you to be tempted beyond your ability, but with temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” (I Corinthians 10:13)

When you find yourself drifting into worry, envy, lust, pride, greed, or whatever distraction captures your attention, heed God’s gracious warnings. Quickly adjust your course, avoid the dangers, and continue to move forward in the safe lane God provides.


Dan Bolin

Author & President

Refueling in Flight Ministries


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