Hope you are well
Today we will be sharing on complacency-
Complacency can be seen as-
‘A combination with a lack of awareness and actions to progress in, an example of complacency is the type of attitude someone has had for a long time, of uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements.’
As we can see complacency is an attitude that one can say is built up over time, with dissatisfaction with ones current state and or achievements. You are in such a way when you feel as though your efforts aren’t enough, or that you have tried and maybe it is just best to stay with the average and not put in as much effort and work in, for different results.
Such a state can make one accept and do less than is necessary and that can be very dangerous because of what you miss out on had you given your best in the first place and not allowed yourself to become complacent.
Revelation 3:15-16 - “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”
This scripture came to mind and it made me reflect deeply on the term complacency and checking my own life and if I am complacent in any way. It is not wise to be in such state, as the word says you are neither hot nor cold you are just there wondering day to day and get by doing and accepting the minimum.
No matter what life throws at you we should aim to not be lukewarm because the consequence of such will be God spitting you out of His mouth. How sad will this be if it were your story?
Do you know how deep and strong of a term this is, think about it when you don’t like the taste of something you are very quick to act on that distaste so that you are not associating yourself with it, so you do what will help the situation by spitting it out, because the taste is not something you want anymore.
We discard things we don’t like and if this is in the word to address lukewarm people, then we must ensure that we don’t become what God will spit out.
So reflect on areas in your life and see where you have been complacent and pray over it and let God address those things in your life. And go as far as praying for areas in your life where you have allowed yourself to become lukewarm.
Reflect on this-
- Which areas in your life are you complacent in?
- What do you struggle to do?
- What is the root of this complacency?
Be blessed and encouraged
‘Rejection can be defined as the act of pushing someone away. You may experience rejection from family of origin, a friend, or a romantic partner, and the resulting emotions can often be painful. Rejection might be experienced on a large scale or in small ways in everyday life. While rejection is typically a part of life, some types of rejection may be more difficult to cope with than others.’
If there is any area I know too well it is rejection, rejection from friends and in relationhips. When rejection took place I never knew how to handle it, I lost myself in the negativity and pain of others, I would think I was not good enough based off of the treatment I received from others. But later on when I let God in, I realised and learnt that I cannot control the actions of others, neither can I change people and definately cant expect them to treat me good based on me treating them good.
On one occasssion I faced rejection which really took a lot out of me, was when I was cheated on countless times and dumped, faced many things, put to the side and then asked to be the side chick. Because I did not know myself worth, I allowed a lot which should have avoided, walked away from and prayed over. But being that I was naive and weaker in my walk back then a lot of what I experienced at times was self inflicted because what I was entertaining was what God would have saved me from. But thanks be to God and His grace and mercy for delivering me and setting me free from all that I endured.
You have to be very careful to not let imperfect people who are not sure of themselves define and put you down you have to come to an understanding of who you are and whose you are. Or else you will allow many things to stagnate you in mess.
When rejected and you question yourself, you entertain a low sense of self, you lose yourself, you dont know your identity, you water down your capabilities and on top of that you accept lower than you deserve because you always use the yardstick of man to move by and so by doing that, you cannot progress to do and be better. You will forever be bound to the toxic thoughts of men and their ways. But the moment you break out and break free and use Christ as your standard you will surpass all the negativity and traps and be in the positon where God wants you to be and that alone is all that matters.