Whether you’re driving a car in wintry weather, trying to walk on a slippery surface or seek to keep a conversation clean with children ease dropping, its impossible to guarantee a slip proof day. You may have good intentions, yet how can you be so sure that you won’t misstep, stumble and fall? Daily obstacles await individuals, like potholes that can lead to blunders, errors or gaffes if you’re not paying careful attention.
Despite these odds, there was a king who suggested another way. Psalm 37:31 contains a plan that is slip proof, demonstrated by a man after God’s own heart. The key is to hide the words of the Bible in your heart, meditating on God’s laws as an honor student hungers for straight A’s, Psalm 119:7-9. Once the mind is transformed, Romans 12:2, a slip proof day isn’t out of the equation. This is the goal set out for people to strive for, Matthew 5:48.
Slipping often occurs in 3 ways: physically, mentally and spiritually. Physically slipping could be an accident or a byproduct of poor judgment. Perhaps, this may explain the apostle Paul’s warning to believers in Corinth, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5. Compromise is conceived in minds, trying to convince souls to alter their values. If an Eve like moment occurs, a mental weakness produces a spiritual slip known as sin. Whenever you reach this point, go back to the drawing board, remember David’s words in Psalm 37:31 to regain a slip proof footing.
Do you have a stategy for avoiding “slips”? If so, please share.
by Jay Mankus