This week we confront complacency.
I’ve learned that most effective way to confront anything is to first understand it.
We can’t change what we refuse to confront and we can’t confront what we don’t fully understand. To conquer requires confronting.
So, what is complacency?
Complacency is defined as “the feeling of security yet often completely unaware of some potential danger or defect. It is satisfaction with an existing condition, even when the condition is detrimental.”
It is the biggest dream thief and will hold a woman hostage to mediocrity even though she silently craves something more or different.
Complacency uses fear, runs with envy, despises consistency and repels self discipline.
It steals our energy and convinces us to settle or be satisfied with things the way they are. It keeps us in fear of the unknown and following the path of least resistance.
Complacency wants shortcuts and quick fixes.
It requires distraction using the weapons of time stealers like mindless scrolling on social media to keep us immobile.
Complacency feeds on excuses like “it’s too late” “I don’t have time” “I can’t” or “I shouldn’t.”
If not confronted complacency becomes destructive. Prov 1:32
Complacency dismisses our ideas as impossible and our goals as unattainable, demanding we hush and be content where we are.
Complacency steals our health, wealth and peace. Prov 10:4. It impacts our relationships and faith walk.
It keeps us passively in our comfort zones instead of actively experiencing adventure and growth.
But this week, we call complacency out, confront it then fully conquer it “with the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Eph 6:17
We refuse to allow complacency to create fear, keep us stuck on repeat and mired in mediocrity.
“The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?” Ps 27:1.
Today we claim our victory over complacency through Christ! Romans 8: 26 – 39.