God does not want us to backslide! Matt 10:22 - ...but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
1. Shallowness Luke 8:13 Those with no firm root believe for a while and fall away in temptation time. Mat7:24-27 both the wise who keep the LORD's commands face similar challenging circumstances, but the ones not rooted firmly are destroyed.
2. Emptiness 1 Cor 13:1-3 emptiness, having nothing, devoid of the love of God. Luk6:45- The unguarded moments betray things in our hearts, our value systems. Through unguarded words we can see if we are empty.
Assess yourself - do scriptures come in when you are chatting with friends.
3. Lust - strong desire. 2 Tim 4:10 - Demas forsook Paul for having loved the world so much. A love of other things that can remove us from the love of the God
4. Bitterness: it cuts you off from people