I was writing about the need to refocus yesterday and then almost providentially I have stumbled across this quote via Twitter by D. A. Carson. I hope that it provides some food for thought and fuel for prayer: I will use it as a tool of evaluation my sense of direction.
People do not drift toward Holiness.
Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord.
We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance;
we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom;
we drift toward superstition and call it faith.
We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation;
we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism;
we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.