Last week we defined “drifting” as the motion of people who have lost touch with their God, their relationships, their vision, their convictions, and their priorities. The good news is that drifting does not possess terminal velocity! It can be overcome— but to do so a “drifter” must become a “runner.” In the New Testament, Paul uses the word, “run” to describe how the Christian life is directed towards a goal which mandates that a runner apply all one’s strength. Runners must keep pace and fix their eyes on the finish line because the race, Paul describes, will last a lifetime. One last observation: in the event that we stop running, we will start drifting. Therefore we must cultivate a life which can maintain the pace.