Let me not wander from your commandments.

Psalms 119:10

One of my children was always prone to wander. She would get mesmerized by something glittery and couldn’t help but drift away to investigate. I was always asking, “Where’s she at?” Thankfully, she has outgrown her wandering childish ways. Yet, do we as believers ever mature past the wandering stage of our faith?

We are admonished by scripture to “beware lest ye also” (2 Peter 3:17, KJV). We should be on the guard from following after our own desires instead of God’s will. We can be enamored with coveting worldly pleasures, pleasing people, or seeking after financial gain and start to lose our spiritual ground.

It doesn’t take much to wander away from our first love, Jesus Christ. We must stand firm and disciplined in our faith walk so we don’t find ourselves lost and distant from His presence in our lives. What can we do to keep from wandering away from the Lord?

B – Be aware of our weaknesses (Matthew 26:41)

E – Engage in conversations with God about our weaknesses (Romans 8:26)

W – Walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:25)

A – Admit to other believers our struggles (James 5:16)

R – Read scripture intentionally and specifically to our needs (2 Timothy 2:15)

E – Equip ourselves with the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10)

We are secure in our salvation in Jesus Christ. Yet, we need to be careful so that we don’t become prideful in our own religious activities and deceive ourselves. God is good and He will draw us back to Himself—yet why should we waste precious time? We can cling to what is right and let go of anything that draws our hearts away from Him.


Dear Lord, I know I’m prone to wander and I need Your Spirit to guide me every day in the right direction. Amen.

In His Service,

Crystal McDowell Signature