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Abilene, TX
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1 Corinthians 4:8-21

One of the biggest dangers we face as Christians is that of being complacent. While we are encouraged to be content no matter what our circumstances (Philippians 4:11), being complacent is a different issue.

Contentment means we donít resent our current situation, and we find joy where we are. In this context, complacency means unconcerned. We are so comfortable with our way life that we have no desire to change itóeven if it desperately needs changing.

When we become complacent in our relationship with God, we stop growing and begin to rely upon ourselves instead of Him. Our self-sufficiency becomes our idol, and we miss out on the fullness of Godís plan for our lives. It is tragic to be satisfied with such a little portion when the Lord has life in abundance waiting for us.

And God doesnít want to transform just a little bit of our lives and then walk away. In fact, He so delights in His children that He desires to renovate our hearts and minds completely, conforming us to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:29)

God is faithful to complete what He has started in your life. Philippians 1:6 tells us that ďHe who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.Ē He loves us and has a plan so unique and amazing for us that it is beyond our imagining. If God has something that incredible for us, why settle for anything less? Amen.

Grace and peace to you,

For Mercy Street Ministries, Iím Stan Baldwin.

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