Have you ever had a relationship with someone and then you just drifted apart? It didn’t end because of an argument, it wasn’t intentional, it just happened. You just lost touch with that individual and it happened slowly, without you ever really noticing the loss until one day that friendship was no longer there.
The same thing can happen in your relationship with God. It’s not that you planned it, or that you intentionally turned your back on Him, it just happened.
Sometimes we forget to pay attention to Him, our lives get busy and we lose focus on nurturing our relationship with Him. Our Bible reading gets pushed to the side, we forget to pray, we let our walk with God take the back burner to run-of-the-mill everyday life.
Sometimes we underestimate who God is and what He can do, we are impatient with His timing so we pull on our ‘big girl britches’ and take control over our life and try to do it on our own, forgetting that God is waiting for us to turn to Him.
Sometimes we are nudged in the wrong direction by allowing our disappointments and circumstances to come between us and God. Instead of seeking Him out and talking to God, we hang onto the hurt and let it destroy our relationship with God, and most of the time we don’t even realize that it’s happening.
The good news is that even if we have drifted away from God, He is always willing to take us back. God’s love is unwavering, unchanging, and always available. All it requires is for us to turn back to Him. The Bible says in Jeremiah 24:6-7…
“My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them. I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.”
Blessings, Kathy W