CARELESSNESS & COMPLACENCY; TWO DESTINY ROBBERS
“For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.” Proverbs 1:32
Welcome to the beautiful month of February. It’s my earnest desire that you have been living your days in the fulfillment of prophecy.
King Solomon, writing in the book of Proverbs clearly divides all mankind into three groups: the foolish, the simple and prudent.
He describes the foolish as the man who refuses to acknowledge and give God his rightful place in his life.
Then he speaks of the Simple. The simple man is a believer but has refused to develop keen spiritual discernment. He’s a good man but bad things always happen to him.
But then there’s the Prudent man who has keen insight and spiritual discernment.
Solomon starts his book out by admonishing the simple and the foolish. I think there’s quite some things to learn from him. To fully understand what he was trying to get across in our text, let’s see a more recent translation;
“Don’t you see what happens, you simpletons, you idiots?
Carelessness kills; complacency murders”
Proverbs 1:32 (MSG)
Carelessness and Complacency.
These are two huge destiny robbers.
Carelessness speaks to a failure to give sufficient attention, thoroughness, and thoughtfulness to a subject leading to unintended errors and consequences.
Complacency connotes a feeling of self-satisfaction and contentment accompanied with a lack of awareness of the true state of things. A complacent person has no drive to be and do more because he feels he’s already at his best.
You see, to be all God has called us to be and to do all He’s assigned us to do, we have to deal decisively with carelessness and complacency.
Success in any realm of life requires thoughtfulness and intentionality.
We can’t afford to be careless with the prophetic words hanging over our lives. You have to be intentional to pursue and hang on till every word is fulfilled.
And regardless of what may have been accomplished, please know that there is always more. It’s not time to rest. It’s not time to close shop. Dream again and pursue again.
The prophet said, “Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest:…” (Micah 2:10)
Thrice in one chapter, God instructed Joshua, only be thou strong and courageous. It’s not time to quit.
Bring out your prophecies.
Dust your planning book.
And get back to work!
I am no quitter! I am strong! I am courageous! I am prudent and I am navigating my path with the sure word of prophecies written concerning me! I am deliberate in collaborating with my Lord in fulfilling His divine mandate in my life! I win always, in Jesus’ Name, Amen!
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