A man went to see his psychiatrist and said he behaved badly and his conscience was bothering him. The doctor said, “Would you like to talk about ways in which you can strengthen your resolve and make better decisions?” The man said, “I was hoping you could give me something to weaken my conscience.”
In Philippians 3:13-14, Paul the apostle said, “Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
In any field, one can become complacent and thus fall short of their goals and reaching one’s full potential. Certainly spiritual growth often suffers because of this tendency. Complacent may be defined as: ‘Contented to a fault; self-satisfied and unconcerned.’
May God give us the strength and wisdom to see our own weaknesses, and the diligence to correct those things that need to be corrected, seeking to improve in areas that are lacking. Whether it be in anger management, control of the tongue, patience with others, knowledge of God’s will, or selfless service to others, we can improve and by God’s grace produce a more Christ-like spirit within ourselves.
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