Defeating Complacency

Complacent: Being 'pleased to the point of doing nothing, allowing circumstances to be 'as is' or status quo. Not being accommodating to change.
This is what has become of my faith. I have become complacent to the point of doing nothing and going along with the status quo.

This is not what God has asked of me. Jesus made two simple rules for us to live by:

"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." ~Matthew 22:37-40
When I become complacent and stop doing, I am not loving the Lord my God with all of my heart, soul or mind. I am not giving Him the credit He is due.

He died so that I might live. He gave His only Son so that I (undeserving as I am) might have a chance at a relationship with Him and eternal life.

I do not deserve any of this and I would do well to remember that and stop sitting idly by living my life as I see fit. I need to push my own selfish desires aside and start preparing for His work. He has a plan laid out for me and I have, so far, been too stubborn to see it.

In September, I will embark on a journey with Compassion International to visit Ecuador and help to spread the love of Jesus to the children living in poverty. Before I can even attempt to fill them with God's love, I need to fill my own cup.

These next few months will be devoted to rediscovering my love for my Savior. I need to get back to the place of continuous worship and not just rely on Sunday mornings.

I need to defeat complacency.


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