Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Complacency vs. Contentment, By Anonymous

Complacency vs. Contentment 

By Anonymous 

My youth pastor's motto is "I hate complacency." I am one of those people that like to go to a dictionary to find the real meaning of a word when someone says it. So I've got some definitions for you!

com·pla·cen·cy (kÉ™m-plÄ�'sÉ™n-sÄ“)  n.  

1. A feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy; An instance of contented self-satisfaction.

We are a complacent people. We are satisfied with everything going on around us. Now that's not such a bad thing, but there's so much more!!! Switchfoot puts it this way:

"We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside."

Do you get that? We've completely lost our ambition, our dreams, and our desires. What we need is drive and passion in our lives.

Has our world lost all hope? We as Americans should never EVER be complacent because we walk into a grocery store and see more food in a split second than an African village will see in an entire year.
The dangers of complacency are indescribable. If we just go to church and do our "thing" and hang with the "crew" we are dead. That is being lukewarm. The book of Revalations says this
(Revelation 3:16) So, because you are lukewarm neither hot nor cold
”I am about to spit you out of my mouth."

Instead we should be content.

 Con*tent"ment\ (k[o^]n*t[e^]nt"ment), n. 

1. The state of being contented or satisfied; content.
2. The act or process of contenting or satisfying; as, the contentment of avarice is impossible.
3. Gratification; pleasure; satisfaction. [Obs.]  
Contentment is a good thing.
(1 Timothy 6:6) But godliness with contentment is great gain.
Loogy or gain???

The choice is up to you!!!!


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