Entering a new decade is the perfect time to reflect on the accomplishments achieved, transitions made, memories made, grief endured, growth achieved and the list goes on.
For me, one thing I have been reflecting on is complacency. If we are honest with ourselves, there is an aspect of our lives for which we have become complacent. We achieved the accomplishment and became complacent. We made the transition and became complacent. We checked that thing off the bucket list and became complacent. We lost a loved one and became complacent. We experienced growth and became complacent. We got the promotion and became complacent.
Complacency happens for many reasons. For some, it is because they have reached their idea of success. For others, a bad experience caused it. Benjamin E. Mays said “ The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities.”
In what areas of your life have you become complacent and why?
As we enter 2020, I want to challenge and encourage you to begin again.
Dottie Peoples says in her song, “You can always begin again. A bad experience doesn’t mean the end.”
There is so much left in you. There is potential that you have not even tapped yet! Don’t stay complacent! Don’t leave this earth full of things you could have accomplished that will leave someone or something better off!
There is so much the world needs that only you can provide. When you have reached the end of one journey, start another. Begin again!
As we approach 2020, think about how you can move from being complacent to being abundantly fruitful.
Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly!