Wanna walk away from God? Let me help. Seriously, I’m going to give you a proven method. This is THE surest way to walk away from God. It is found in these 3 simple words: Live life alone. That’s it! Guaranteed to “work”.
According to Hebrews 3:12-13, living life alone significantly increases your likelihood of walking away from God. Here’s how it happens:
- An unbelieving heart results from living life alone. You have the potential to no longer believe. So do I. That may sound impossible but it’s not. Life can be extremely hard and unfair. Trials, hurts, and pain can change us and our faith. Our faith is intended to be encouraged and strengthened by other people. Isolation increases your likelihood of developing an unbelieving heart. If you’re in ministry this is especially critical.
- Self-deception increases when you live life alone. Sin is deceptive. It causes smart people to make stupid decisions. Just like you have crystal clear insight into other people’s stupid decisions, others have clear insight into your stupid decisions. We will all be self-deceived at times. The question is will you benefit from this principle? Self-deception thrives in isolation.
None of us desire to walk away from God. But if we ever do this is most likely how it will happen.