Why do we drift?

The Drift Principle states that there is a consistent force that pulls Christians from a place of relationship to a place of performance (ie. from Child to Employee).

Paul wrestles with this Drift Principle throughout his letter to the Galatians. Check out this passage:
What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. He is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world. But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father." So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.

Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. But now that you know God—or rather are known by God—how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.

Paul, speaking to a group privileged to call God "Father," urges them not to return to "those weak and miserable principles," not to drift.

We drift so that our voices can be loud
We drift in order to feel warm, secure
We drift because our eyes and hearts are proud
We drift because we're broken and impure
Loved, we're called away from our tradition
Loved, we're built upon a new foundation
Yet we often cave to opposition
And despite the heavy preparation
That we undertake to serve, one can find
In every Christian circle this small shift
Begins to do its work upon the Mind
And there it is: the move, the shift, The Drift.
We drift because its easier to say
"I'm good" than "I am loved, so I'm okay."

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