In life things may seem as though they are good. We might feel that we're walking close to God and things are in order, but perhaps something little might cause us to stumble. Perhaps a guilty pleasure. Fill in your own blank. The big things don't usually cause me to fold. I don't drink, I don't do other things but there are those little things that can cause me to stumble. It might be a questionable TV program or book or even worse, a thought. Before things get to the full blown sin point, the key is to keep the matter short with God. He longs to be close to us and only a simple little thing can break the fellowship.
Whatever it is that is keeping us from being in fellowship with God, we need to get rid of it. Let's face it, a bruised rotten apple by itself isn't a big problem but if left with a bushel, it corrupts the whole bushel. Keeping short accounts with God often seems tedious but it's a must to be in fellowship. I know, I need to do this daily. Let's not let the little holes in life trip us up.