Are You Ready To Drop Out?


  • You are if you have been hurt by a Christian who did not treat you the way you thought you should be treated (Philippians 2:1-4).
  • You are if you forget to study the Bible. There was a time when the scriptures had a vital place in your life, but now you have cut of the spiritual nourishment that sustains your soul (Matthew 5:6).
  • You are if you were closer to God than you are now. Idolatry has settled in your heart in the form of people, places, and things. You have let pleasure, popularity, and power take control. God no longer is the reason for your decisions. Something else is more important than Him (James 4:8).
  • You are if your prayers to God have stopped or have become sporadic. Since you no longer seek God’s guidance, He seems so far away (James 5:16).
  • You are if you are sporadic in attending worship services. You say, “I don’t get anything out of those classes and sermons.” When you do attend, do you sit back as far as possible, sing as low as possible, speak to as few as possible, and leave as soon as possible (Hebrews 10:23-25)?
  • You are if the pleasures of life, possessions, and opinions of man mean more to you than God and His kingdom. You once transformed your will to what God said. Now you have conformed to the world (Matthew 6:33; Romans 8:6).
  • You are if the truth does not hold your attention any longer. The gospel saved you, and you exalted its commands and principles as what makes man the best he can be. Now you hold dear the philosophies and traditions of man (Matthew 15:9; John 8:32; Colossians 2:8).
  • You are if you criticize rather than support the effort to save the lost souls in your part of the world. You once rejoiced when a soul obeyed the gospel. Now you say, “It won’t do any good to teach them. They won’t listen.” (Luke 19:10; Romans 1:16).
  • You are if you prefer to associate and fellowship with those in the world rather than establish a close relationship with those in Christ. At one time, you had more in common with the saints of God. Now, your relationship with the world means more than being with Christians (Romans 12:10; Galatians 6:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:33).
  • If you are ready to drop out, be prepared to give God your reasons why. Do you believe He will take those reasons into account (2 Corinthians 5:10; Romans 14:12)?