(Proverbs 14:14 KJV) The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
Here we have one of the most frightening words in the Bible: “backslider” (5472). The root meaning is “to move away.” In a sense it is the same idea of repentance except it moves in the opposite direction. Some brothers say that once you are saved this is impossible. It may tell you that in your theology books, but that is not what my Bible says.
Notice that this motion is rooted in the “heart” (3820), not the actions. You can be a backslider long before it becomes obvious to others. Part of the message of Proverbs is that you arrive at this heart position because of decisions you make. Another part of the message is that you can decide to make the right choices. It starts by studying and listening to what God has to say.
So? I don’t care how old you are, it is still early in your life. If you have not gone to bed yet, the day is not over. How are your decisions looking?