As we pass through life, it’s easy to get off track–driving on the sholder of the road, or crashing headlong into the ditch. But if we are Christians indeed, Christ has promised to pull us out again and straighten our paths through the process of sanctification. Distracted driving can get you killed, but spiritual distraction is far more dangerous.
Sin is constantly knocking at your door, Satan tempting you to give in, and your old man inside nagging for attention. If you for one moment let down your guard, lower the sword of the Spirit, lay aside the shield of Faith, and take off the breastplate of righteousness (obedience) the enimies of your soul will make mincemeat of you. The Christian soldier never gets to rest, never can sleep. We are in enemy territory, and even our own lust will arise at any second.
So stand firm, brothers, and take the field. Keep alert every second, and take your rest in the confidence of Him who will ensure the mission succeeds. Put on the whole armor of God that you may stand against the schemes of the devil, and having done all, to stand.