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4 Ways to Get Back on Track With God

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One of the biggest struggles that a backslider faces is reconciling with God. There is a constant battle between what s/he knows that s/he should be doing and having the courage to do it. The desire to make things right with God is overshadowed by the fear of losing friends, being judged and rejection by God.

Hence, it is easier to stay in the current state plagued with overwhelming feelings of guilt than to take a bold step forward.

I speak from firsthand experience when I say that it takes a determined mind, deliberate effort and much prayer to take that bold leap back into the fold of Christ. But you can IF YOU REALLY WANT TO.

Here are 4 things to do once you notice that you are backsliding:

1. Recognize and understand what is happening to you. 

That discomfort with your current life, that stirring in your heart and that guilty feeling that just seems to be haunting you is the Holy Spirit convicting you and trying to get you to repent. That is part of the role that He plays. God does not wish for anyone to perish but that ALL should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).

Listen to that ‘small voice’ that is saying to you that your lifestyle is not pleasing to God and that it is time to come back to your first love.

2. Go back to church.   

The day that you decide to do this all sorts of reasons why you shouldn’t will pop into your head –

“Everyone will be looking at me”;

“What if all the back seats are taken and I have to sit up or close to the front?”

“What about the questions – how will i answer them?”

When this happens, bear this in mind: it is the devil’s intention to keep you where you are currently. It is his intention that you continue living that lifestyle of sin.

He knows that as soon as you put your foot into that church door that he has lost you.

He knows that that word from God will penetrate and cause conviction (2 Corinthians 7:10).

He knows that you will be embraced and welcomed just as the Father did to the prodigal son.

So he will play with your mind. Ignore him. Don’t give him any room –  get up and go!

3. Remove elements from your old life. 

This will be tough. But to be clear, if you want to move forward in your Christian walk you may have to cut those cords. The main reason being you run the risk of being pulled back into the world again and embracing your old lifestyle.

The Bible is clear “bad company corrupts good morals” (1 Corinthians 15:33).

In the next verse, 34, it says “Come back to your senses as ye ought and stop sinning”.

In 2 Corinthians 6:14 Paul says “do not be yoked with unbelievers” and he goes on to show the parallels. Being “unequally yoked” goes beyond boyfriend/girlfriend relationships. It extends to friendships and interactions in general.

By nature, we are sinful. The devil knows our weaknesses so what better weapon to use against us to trip you up? Don’t play into his hands!

4. Get back to regular Bible reading and praying. 

This is how God speaks to us and how we speak to him.

John 15:4 says “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.”

It is only by staying close to God that we can run this race.

In Ephesians 6:17, Paul admonishes us to put on the sword of the spirit which is the word of God. All of the other parts of our spiritual armory are for defense but it is with the Word and prayer that we fight and win.

Never underestimate the devil. He’s been around for a long time. Don’t let him keep you trapped in that life of sin. He only wants to destroy you but Jesus wants to renew you and give you abundant life. Come back to Him today.

Be blessed today!

Simone Williams

Simone Williams

Simone is a high-school teacher who loves reading especially the Bible and spending time in prayer.
Simone Williams
49 Comments

49 Comments

  1. Loveline Bambot

    May 7, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Yes dady Jesus my name too

  2. Angie Tritz

    May 6, 2017 at 5:22 am

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    May 6, 2017 at 3:26 am

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  4. Paula Rogers Watson

    May 6, 2017 at 2:39 am

    Lauren Watson

  5. Faith Vandus

    May 6, 2017 at 2:25 am

    More Grace Lord

  6. Fredricka Wright

    May 6, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Thank you God for love that never fails. You are the wind beneath my wings!

  7. Misty Watson Rocha

    May 5, 2017 at 11:22 pm

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  8. Linda Flowers

    May 5, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Thanx God for me coming across this article. I need this so bad.

  9. Suelene Davis

    May 5, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Amen!!

  10. Okechukwu Josephat

    May 5, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Yeah Lord show me real mercy

  11. Sonya Mcneill

    May 5, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Thank You God For Loving Me

  12. ShaRon Lacy Crudup-Eskridge

    May 5, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    HALLELUJAH!!! AMEN.

  13. Mike Gyver

    May 5, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I am He the one who created.

    A humble man died and went to heaven.
    Viewing a big throne with a small group beside him, the man approach the throne.
    And the Lord In his throne with a thundering voice said to the man; I AM THE CREATOR.
    Knowing well who this man was, the Lord had asked the man.
    And who are you?
    The Man replied with humility. I am a sinner and I’m here to ask for your forgiveness.
    The creator asked: why do you deserve my forgiveness?
    Seeing The authority sitting in the throne he replied; I loved your Word and the one you sent to tell me. Knowing this I spread it as much as one would listen.
    And the creator replied that is what I have asked of you. Come stand with me.
    As the man walked over to a little crowd that was standing beside the creator sitting in his throne, being welcome by the crowed, seen another soul approach.
    The creator said to the one man that just approached, I am the created. And who are you? again knowing completely who this man was.
    The man’s replied, I too am a creator and created life better for man.
    The man clearly seeing the face of the one who is speaking to him with a tear from his eye, the Creator replied then you have come to the wrong place.
    The man’s face dropped with the question, Why am I in the wrong place you brought me here?
    And the creator answered, I am the creator. Why did you not believe the one whom I sent to tell you my word?
    The man’s reply was, I wanted to be like you and create a better life for men.
    And the creator replied; Where did you learn this from?
    And the man replied, from science.

  14. Sarah Faith Hope

    May 5, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Amen…there is no other love like God’s…thank you God….for your loving me …I was lost but now am found..was blind but now I see…indeed my life I owe it to you now n forever..just give me the strength to carry on despite all you will allow to happen to me in my daily life..I trust n believe in you..Love you.

  15. Rosemary Ortiz

    May 5, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Amen!!! Karyna Fernández he Knows all, he’s an awesome God. Thank you lord.

  16. Tina Carlson

    May 5, 2017 at 3:38 pm

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  17. Karyna Fernández

    May 5, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Rosemary Ortiz <3

  18. Raechal Taylor

    May 5, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    That is so true he knows before it even happened how great and powerful he is I love you lord thank you for loving me in spite of all my wrongs

  19. Sonya Alexander

    May 5, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Amen, thank you for that word of encouragement. I so needed it this morning.

  20. Raven D. Spellman

    May 5, 2017 at 1:32 pm

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  21. Sophie Mathibe

    May 5, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Baby…

  22. Michelle Edwards

    May 5, 2017 at 12:42 pm

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  23. Jessie Siah

    May 5, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Yean Yean

  24. Elizabeth Ssenkaayi

    May 5, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Amen.Thank you Lord

  25. Jeanette Motsamai

    May 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Oh God I’m getting deeper and deeper into trouble instead of coming out. Lord please help me.

  26. Kadi-Ann Blyden

    May 5, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Simone Wilson did you write this? Either way great read.

  27. Seboladi Moeti

    May 5, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Oh thank u lord i realy needed words of wisdom

  28. Loreta Ra

    May 5, 2017 at 10:41 am

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  29. Dee Garrard Sevier

    May 5, 2017 at 10:24 am

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  30. Patricia Harrison Graham

    May 5, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Thank you God for your grace and mercy!!! Amen!!!

  31. Linda Jones

    May 5, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Amen lord

  32. Alice Davis

    May 5, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Powerful!!

  33. Hellen Sandeglen

    May 5, 2017 at 9:31 am

    He knows.. Amen… Nothing about flesh is easy but we are conquerors through Christ.

  34. Clare Anne Probert

    May 5, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Yes he knows everyone thoughts actions deeds

  35. Valerie Dearborn

    May 5, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Yes lord you do know and I love you for it !!!! Who am I ?! You make the world turn !!! Thank You for your Love for me !

  36. Petra Chir

    May 5, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Amen!

  37. Dion Wilkins

    May 5, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Thank you Lord and AMEN!!!!

  38. Carla Wilson

    May 5, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Ever loving my God…

  39. Kathy Harrington

    May 5, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Where I’m at in my life right now
    Great article

  40. Lazita Branch

    May 5, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Thank u .amen

  41. Irene Mathias

    May 5, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Thank you Lord JESUS… Thank you very much

  42. Princess Milena

    May 5, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Amen Amen Amen Praise O thy Lord

  43. Torshia Woods

    May 5, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Amen, thank you Jesus!

  44. Maricar Benolirao Cifra

    May 5, 2017 at 6:25 am

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  45. Terry Daley

    May 5, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Thank you Jesus Amen

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    May 5, 2017 at 5:56 am

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    May 5, 2017 at 5:54 am

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  48. Busie Tshabalala

    May 5, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Amen

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