Compass Resources for Complacency

When you feel stuck, sometimes it is because you have moved to a place of complacency. You find yourself in a place of satisfaction with where you are, who you are and what is going on around. In your complacency, you are living unaware of the threats around you.

Complacency kills. It  destroys your purposeful living, gets in the way of creativity and planning. It eats away at your will-power.  Complacency keeps you from achieving goals, becoming less and less productive. It significantly impacts the relationships in your life.

In Life is Messy, the author shares his personal journey through complacency. He invites us into three appointments to keep daily.

Meet with Your Self

It is your responsibility to know yourself so that you can be the best of yourself. Lack of self-awareness costs you and those you love greatly. Not knowing and working on yourself leads to others having to adjust to you and your personality. It shirks your responsibility to yourself, God and to the world.

“Let us test and examine our ways…” – Lamentations 3:40 ESV

  • How are you continuing to know yourself and raise your awareness of who you are?
  • When is the last time you took a hard look at yourself?
  • What is it costing you and others to stay stuck and complacent?
  • How are you more of the person you want to be than you were last year?

Meet with God

God loves you and wants you to spend time with Him. He pursues you. The spiritual need within you – God-given – cannot be met without you engaging in spiritual practices. Everything that is blocking you from having a daily walk with God has been put there and remains there by you. You need God, not the other way around. All areas of your life will be impacted when you engage in daily spiritual practices. Read the Bible and spend time in prayer talking and listening to God.

“Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.” – Matthew 6:33 MSG

  • How is your relationship with God?
  • How much more time do you invest in your physical well being while neglecting your relationship with God?
  • What have you put in between you and God that you need to take responsibility for removing?
  • How might your daily life be impacted by engaging in daily time with God?

“Every man dies, but not every man really lives.” – William Wallace

Meet with Death

What? The truth is that none of us will get out of this life alive. We will all die. Although we do not know when, some of us think we will face death sooner rather than later. Living aware of the finiteness of our lifetime moves us from confusion to clarity about what is really important in our lives. It prioritizes what we do and who we do it with and why we are doing it. Remembering that we our life is brief clarifies things for us and moves us out of complacency into purpose.

“Teach us to number our days so that we may truly live and achieve wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12 MSG

  • What might it look like for you to look at how you are doing life through the lens of your death?
  • What legacy are you leaving those who might mourn you?
  • What gifts within you has the world yet experienced?
  • How might your life change with the clarity that comes from beginning with the end in mind?

We Can Help You Get Started

Over 7,200 souls have moved from complacency in an area in their lives and are now living with God-given purpose.  If you are ready to get started, choose a Crucible Coach and have a 30-minute free “get to know you” coaching session. Or take a weekend to block out all distractions and intensely work on yourself, your relationship with God and gaining clarity and purpose.  Check out upcoming Men’s Retreats or Women’s Retreats and make the investment to move away from complacency and live a purpose driven life.