It was a rollover. We knew an accident would happen, but we thought it would be mom running into something. Yes, my elderly mother wrecked her 3-wheel motorized scooter. It rolled on its side pinning her ankle. She was helpless.
Fortunately I was with her and a lady walking her dog came to our rescue. Mom was not seriously hurt physically—just bruises. Emotionally she was devastated.
Confidence in her increasing independence caused her to become careless about where she was going. She had safely handled that small incline many times, but her mind wandered as she negotiated it at the wrong angle in a steeper location.
Aren’t we like that in our Christian lives? Things are going well. Even though we have resisted a particular temptation successfully, we become careless. Maybe we have skipped time reading the Bible or praying for a day or two. Maybe we do not recognize that pride is starting to rule our thoughts. Maybe we are associating more with unbelievers in situations we normally would avoid. Maybe…
But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. James 1:14-15
What area of your life is a spiritual accident about to happen?