One of the ultimate goals of every Christian is not to backslide. Though we usually at initial stage appear very strong and agile in each and every time we decided on a particular pursuit. No doubt, we are entitled to our individual opinion and decision, as well as we have right to choose the path we follow. But nevertheless, it is usually catastrophic to abandoned grace for grass.
In this sense, critical thinking and carefully observation are the common two main factors that influences our minds in which that necessitate decision taking. Every decision comes as the result of the conviction and change of mentality or a prior belief we have toward something.
However, before anyone could say or admit to the fact that leads to change of decision. Perhaps, such is likely to have encounter a change of perception on the subject before it would resulted to change of decision.
Moreover in recent days, it is usually seems indecisive to see anyone from grace to grass rather than grace to grass. Sometimes, incapability to sustain certain decision often makes us reverse our words. In addition, that is why every man of his word remains an integrity and notable personality in the society because they stick to their word and the decision taken in spite the odds.
Decision taking it should be best recommendable and applicable for a decisive choice that bring continuous positive result.
To backslide is synonymous to return to the past ungodly ways. It is a word that usually associated with those who had known the truth before but later disperse the path.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
However, there is nothing more devastating in Christendom than to see anyone that knows the truth but resist it. Though there is general condemnation for those who resist confessing Jesus as lord and savior John 3:18.
It can`t be controversial that many people are victim of backsliding as the result of the gospel truth resisted. In most cases, many believers seem to change the decision to resist gospel truth as a result of influenced of luxury.
In other words, knowing the truth is not at challenging as to sustain it. However, that is why Revelation 3:11 says
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that
no man take thy crown
The above scriptural reference admonishes every believer not to relent because the enemy roars like lion seeking to whom it may devour. In other words, there isn’t how a devil would take away your crown without luring you into sin in which that can also be depicted as backsliding.
It is pitiable that the burning spirit of God is not as effective as it used to be again, as many people are already a victim of backslide.
Comfort of life has been another means that causes backsliding, during the time of hardship, your commitment to work of God were so encouraging in the sight of God, but very after comfort set in, you despise your God of salvation.
Backsliding isn’t just happened but it is a gradual continual relenting in spirit and hence it eventually becomes an addiction in which resulted to sad ending.
EFFECTS OF BACKSLIDING
It would be a great lost for anyone that backslides from the path of truth, no doubt shame with saddened heart shall be the portion for every backslider.
O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
It would have been better for every backslider to repent from his ways as the ends will justify the means over every deed.
Proverb 21:16 says
The man that wanders out of the way of outstanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
In other words, any man that forsakes the path of truth shall assemble with the congregation of dead. This is word of God for every backslider that ceases to change his ways. I wonder why we always desire to invest on unprofitable but consuming ventures.
Very backslider is investing on the ventures that attract death.
Luke 9:62 says
And Jesus said to unto him, no man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
No eternal life for every backslider, the moment to accept Him as lord and savior, no looking back again because devil is so wise and cunning as it may use anxiety and cares of the world as a tool to make you backslide.
In conclusion, Mat 20: 16 says:
So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called,
but few chosen.
It is a beseeching note to every believer to take heed and be part of the chosen one and antagonize against every factors that may turn our spiritual life to wax cold.