PREPARE YOUR EYES TO READ AND YOUR HEART TO RECEIVE AS YOU TAKE IN THE WORDS THAT LOOK TO CHANGE LIVES, RENEW HEARTS, AND OPEN MINDS.
The technological prowess of today is astounding. Daily, we receive new inventions to make our lives easier and safer. We have self-driving cars and programmable vacuums that clean and dump their waste. We can alarm or disarm our homes from our phones, control the lights and thermostats using voice commands, manage our money without going to a bank, and set up auto payments for our bills. All of these great inventions have aided us to become comfortable through convenience, which has led us to the realm of complacency. We have come to rely on these products that, in some cases, have blinded us to particular danger. Dictionary.com defines complacency as "a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc." Some consequences of complacency include fear, doubt, stress, lack of attention to detail, tension, and reactive vice proactive living. Proverbs 10:4 states, "a slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich." You can apply this Bible verse to anything that you do in life. Most would associate this with not having a job or another reason for poverty, but let's look at it in the sense of our everyday lives. If we fail, become lazy, or remain somewhere because we are comfortable, we will inevitably get complacent within our relationships, business deals, self-preservation, and any other topic that you so choose. T.D. Jake's book, Instinct, states, "once complacency develops, it can slow down or halt progress in anything. By not staying progressive and innovative, a relationship or business venture will remain afloat or sink but will never go above the level at which it began. If stagnancy remains, then growth is compromised." The spring season officially began on March 20th, marking the end of the icy and balmy winter. Spring symbolizes the season of rebirth, growth, and rejuvenation. As you are reading this, make today your official spring season day by reevaluating relationships, mindsets, goals, and financial endeavors.
Turn off the cruise control within your life and peek into the window of your own heart and soul to see how you can better utilize the gifts you already have to enhance the life in which you want to live. #SPEAK2MYHEART
"While your thoughts produce action, it is ultimately your action that creates your life."