Complacency is not an uncommon thing, we may imagine that we have got it all sussed. In our sense of entitlement, we may fail to take things seriously which it might be wise for us to do. We might seek to control situations using tried and tested methods. Whilst they have been tried and tested they are probably not universal. Sometimes the more you try to control a situation the less tractable to control it becomes, that situation might then “pop”.
This attitude of having it all sussed can be a form of Kryptonite, a fundamental weakness.
We might imagine ourselves “on top of things” and quickly we fail to pay attention, we indulge in displacement activities, we let things slip, we put them off and only do the things we like to do. Slowly, inexorably, our downfall begins.
The safest road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
I was speaking about temptation yesterday and I know that this is not a popular subject, because people do not want to look at it. They do not sense when the foot of temptation has passed the threshold and the door can no longer be closed easily. All it has to do, is to be “the thin end of the wedge” and thence ease its way in. People can be lackadaisical and very complacent. They have it all sussed.
So, just one question:
Am I prone to the “I have got it all sussed” Kryptonite?