Dabar [theme]

He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou find refuge: His truth is a shield and buckler
Psalms 91:4

Be it ours,when we cannot see the face of God, to trust under the shadow of His wings. C.H. Spugeon

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Folded Arms, Enfolded Spirit

Complacency is forgetting where you came from and being satisfied with where you are.

Contentedness is remembering where you came from and never being completely satisfied with who you are.

Complacency is the bane of man, it casually and causally removes desire for betterment. Complacency is a place or state, whereas, contentedness is an attitude. One forces a man to become rooted , the other calls a man to look and see.

Complacency is the mire of the soul, the apathy of the will to strive, it accepts what is as all there is and all that is wanted and kills volition to excel. Adversity and strife are the nuisance of the complacent.

Content although viewed as static does not cease to expect nor envision the possible. Contentment is being pleasantly satisfied with the current state of affairs, notwithstanding the possibilities for the future. Contentment knows the present situation is but a fleeting moment and anticipates the new opportunities life's movements will bring, for there will still be present the attitude of gratitude with which contented people adjust, accept and adapt to life's variances. Suffering is merely the moment's vexation, adversity the passing of time which moves towards

Complacency is about selfish indulgence with an apathetic outlook on a person's status quo. "A little folding of the arms to sleep and so a man's poverty comes upon him." Complacency is not about resting, it is about sloth.

Complacency is the easiest of traps to fall into, because it is cleverly disguised in indulgence, ease and satisfaction. Contentedness is bathed in gratitude and resting in the present comforts and consolations.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

“The past is our definition. we may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.”