“AND I WILL SAY TO MY SOUL; SOUL, YOU HAVE MANY GOODS LAID UP FOR MANY YEARS TO COME; TAKE YOUR EASE, EAT ,DRINK AND MAKE MERRY”
One of the greatest challenges of many believers in Ghana today is complacency.
“Godliness with contentment is great gain”. (1Timothy 6:-6-11)
“But complacency in everything leads to mediocrity”.
“Complacency is a feeling of being satisfied of how things are and not wanting to make them better; self-satisfaction, especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual deficiencies”. In Ghana today, majority of our political leaders appear to be caught in this web. Just listen to any political analysis on radio or TV and you will see the naivety of some “political babies” trying to explain or politically equalise certain actions under one regime, and why it is enough for Three (3) poles of street lights to be erected on our high ways, because the previous government didn’t even do anything…
In life, you are either improving, moving forward and growing or standing still or backsliding.
“For this reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness, and to goodness, knowledge, and to knowledge, self control, and to self control, perseverance, and to perseverance, godliness, and to godliness, mutual affection, and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ”(2 Peter 1:5-8)
In other words, if you are a believer (A Ghanaian) who is complacent, with your growth, development, personal improvement, you are in danger. Many people are quick to qualify their successes; “I have everything, what do I need again”? I once heard a preacher boasting about his congregation and his wealth. A mark of infant Christianity. I asked myself, how many people are still in Ghana who haven’t heard the gospel? How many towns and villages in Ghana are still without lights, clinics or water? The reason most people lose elections in Ghana is because of complacency. The arrogance with which they are sure of winning is unimaginable….
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Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.