Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. Rom 12:2 TPT
When you hear the word erosion, what comes to mind? Most likely, you think about how land or rocks wear away over an extended period of time. In the same manner, erosion in our spiritual lives tends to happen subtly over the course of months or years. It is the gradual washing away of solid spiritual convictions, due to the imitation of worldly ideals and opinions.
The number one reason responsible for these spiritual deterioration and moral erosion is often nothing but conformity to the world’s ideals, methods and values, plus compromise with sin. The process of erosion begins in the mind when we let our thoughts, attitudes, and desires be shaped by worldly cultures. Before long, we begin to conform to the godless and sinful behavior around us.
Is your spiritual life where you want it to be? Has it been gradually weakened by the pressures and pleasures of the world? Are you letting social media, other people’s opinions, and the culture shape your reasoning, desires, and ambitions? If so, the way to counteract the erosion is to turn back to the Lord in obedience and let Scripture renew your mind with His truth. As you learn to see life from God’s perspective, your desires and behaviors will conform to His perfect will.
I Declare: My life is anchored by the solid convictions of the word of God, I am a citizen of Zion and Jesus is my perfect example. The Holy Spirit empowers me to live a Bible standard lifestyle. I am a positive influence!
Ignite Thought: Spiritual erosion is slow and silent but always devastating at the end.