Thursday, June 5, 2008

Complacency(more on the conference)

Brett talked about complacency; that even if we are excelling in an area, if were not pushing ourselves to do our best, then we are not growing in that area. However if someone is not excelling in that certain area, but is doing his/her best, then they are the ones who are growing(in that certain area). Brett used the example that if he is lifting a ten pound weight without breaking a sweat and his little brother is struggling to lift five pounds, then his little brother is actually getting the better workout and therefore gaining more muscle. God is more pleased with the person who is doing his/her best than the person who is excelling and not and doing his/her best.


Margaret Neufeld said...

Yes, that's something that I'm working on right now. It's easy to just do good without doing your best.

Anonymous said...

I love this verse that goes with what you (and Brett) were saying:
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth." 2 Tim. 2:15

We are to "do our best" to be approved by God. :)
Thanks for this post.


Alyssa C. said...

I agree! That's something I'm trying to do...even if it's so easy to be discouraged. Still, I know that God is there to help me to do better than my best.

Life Savior said...

I feel that I become complacent too often, and I should work harder on that! Good to see you posting again!