September 25

Zephaniah 1:12

“At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps and punish those who are complacent, who are like wine left on its dregs, who think, ‘The Lord will do nothing, either good or bad.’”

To be complacent

“The definition of complacency means a feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, often combined with a lack of awareness of pending trouble or controversy.”  The Latin root of the word complacent is to be “very pleased”. Now there is nothing wrong with being pleased with oneself or being proud of oneself for something that you have done or achieved. The problem, however, comes with being so pleased that growth ceases. In most cases amongst the body of Christ and the world as a whole, we find that most people become complacent the moment they reach a certain level they wanted to attain. Some become complacent even before acquiring anything.

The issue with becoming complacent is that it stuns our growth. Being too lax and content also affects the way we see things. When we find ourselves in such a place we realize that we are not moved by anything or anyone. We have no motivation or desire to push. We are so satisfied with ourselves, so much so that we do not even see ourselves sinking. In most of our Christian walk, we become complacent at one point or the other and rather than pushing and exiting such place we remain in bondage to that place. We think we have the right to do nothing, to bare no fruits but that is not true. The Lord’s eyes are on us, and as He searched the people of Jerusalem and punished those who were complacent so will He do to us. We cannot become stagnant we must grow daily and steadily.

there is always rooms for growth. Growth in our spiritual lives, educational, career, social life, etc. there is also room for us to improve, no matter how little that room may be. We cannot and should not become too content and too comfortable with where we find ourselves. When you reach a milestone, big or small, congratulate yourself. Revel in it for a movement and continue doing greater things.

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