Drifting occurs when things don’t go our way. This usually leads to arguments and blaming others for our difficulties. God will allow us to be tested to see what we are made of when these things occur. We must learn to trust God and His plan for our lives.
(When things don’t go according to my plan)
Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel journeyed by stages from the wilderness of Sin, according to the command of the LORD, and camped at Rephidim, and there was no water for the people to drink.
Exodus 17:1 (NASB)
Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water that we may drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?” But the people thirsted there for water; and they grumbled against Moses and said, “Why, now, have you brought us up from Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?”
Exodus 17:2-3 (NASB)
So Moses cried out to the LORD, saying, “What shall I do to this people? A little more and they will stone me.” Then the LORD said to Moses, “Pass before the people and take with you some of the elders of Israel; and take in your hand your staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.”
Exodus 17:4-6a (NASB)
And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
Exodus 17:6b (NASB)
He named the place Massah and Meribah because of the quarrel of the sons of Israel, and because they tested the LORD, saying, “Is the LORD among us, or not?”
Exodus 17:7 (NASB)
(Causes arguing on my part)
(Makes me critical of others)
Lessons to Learn
(Get humble before God)
(Accept God’s redirection)
(Depend on God’s provision)
(Be obedient to God’s Plan)
(Find joy in the journey)
You can make many plans, but the LORD’S purpose will prevail.
Proverbs 19:21 (NLT)