In life it's the same way. We're ALWAYS moving, and the questions is: Are you moving further or closer to God, our post of safety? Sometimes it seems like God has moved. It's like things have changed since we first lived for God. Our pastor is too strict and requires to much of us. Living for God becomes a drudgery. But Robin Jone's Gunn says this in her book Surprise Endings, "If you feel far from God, guess who moved?" I can guarantee you it wasn't God that did the moving. Hebrews 13:8 says that Jesus Christ [is] the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. People change, but God is still right there where you first found him.
Just like like the current in the ocean pulled me and my sister further out into the ocean without us even realizing it, sometimes the cares of life pull us away from God. We don't even realize it, but the next thing we know, it seems like God is so far from us. Just like we had to turn around in the ocean and swim back to the post, repentance is the way back to God.
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard...
lest at any time we should let them slip.