For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them… -Proverbs 1:32 NIV
Dictionary.com defines complacency as a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect or the like; a smug self-satisfaction with an existing condition.
It’s easy to allow complacency to creep in when life is comfortable. Is it true for you that in your suffering there is a sweet desperateness? You want to know God is present and working on your behalf.
It is in those times that your relationship with God is the most tangible. You seek Him all day and every day. You find peace; you stand firm; you believe!
When you seek God with all your heart, soul, and mind you find the intimacy you crave. But what changes when your prayers are answered and life is “good” again?
Does He move on to someone else who needs Him more? Of course not. God remains the same always. You are the one who moves. Seek God always. In times of desperation and in the “good” seasons.
Resist the urge to grow complacent so you are not caught off guard. Your next challenge may be just around the corner. Be prayed up, standing firm and fully dressed in the armor God has provided.
- Spend time with God asking Him to reveal areas in which you are too comfortable.
- Come up with goals for the upcoming year and pray about steps that you can take to achieve these goals.