Drifting. Some call it “inconsistency.” Some call it “a dry season.” I call it “drifting.” You’ve done it. I’ve done it. We’re in this together.
After 20+ years of helping people enjoy their Bible reading, I’ve learned a few things about drifting. Many I have learned at times when I’m pulling out of a time of drifting. These next four posts are entirely about avoiding the drift. Here’s where we’re headed…
- Part 1: The Intangibles (It all starts in your noggin.)
- Part 2: The Schedule (There are many options.)
- Part 3: The Tools (After the “why” and the “when” you’ve got to know the “what” of making it happen.)
- Part 4: The Process (Again…Lots of options. After all, God didn’t wire us all the same.)
Have you ever tried to change a habit? Maybe it has to do with healthy eating, more exercise, or less TV watching. In any of these, the idea of “drifting” has probably shown up. For most people, they sometimes eat healthily, sometimes exercise consistently, or sometimes replace TV watching with something more productive.
Sometimes. And other times…we drift.
If you talk to people who are where you want to be in these areas – or in Bible reading – they will inevitably share some “intangibles.” Necessary elements that aren’t as easy to quantify as a day-by-day eating plan, a from-the-couch-to-the-marathon exercise program, or a list of way-better-than-TV hobbies and activities.
Let’s look at four of these intangibles. [Read more…] about How to Avoid “Drifting” in Your Bible Reading (Part 1: The Intangibles)