One word that used to come on my school report cards was ‘complacent.’ It’s a trait that I am trying to shake off. At times, this same attitude is reflected in my walk with Jehovah. I can become complacent. I sometimes lack the passion and love for Him that I desire to maintain. Here is a little poem that I wrote about it. I’m not sure if anyone can even relate to it, but there is no harm in sharing.
I used to study you,
But now I treat you like an extra-curricular activity,
I skip classes because to me they are non-compulsory,
I got top marks last year,
So I just pray that you remember that.
I have the ability but I’m lacking zeal,
I used to run to class but now being in your presence feels tedious,
So my punctuality and attendance decreases,
Getting up to nothing much in my absence.
I call in sick quite a lot,
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak,
Please remember all that I’ve done for you,
Is all that I’ve done enough?
Well I guess that this is what they call complacency in Christ.