Three rubber ducks in foam bath

Three rubber ducks in foam bath (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love a good bath.

It’s relaxing, therapeutic and a good chance to get my thoughts in order.

Time seems to slow down and that can be a good thing.

But the longer I stay in the tub, the harder it is to get out.  I get too sleepy and it’s easy just to put in some more warm water.

Frankly, I get too comfortable and it’s tough to get going again, even if my skin starts to look like an 80-year-old woman’s.

This can happen in life as well.

We can get too comfortable in our jobs, working for an organisation that doesn’t ask much of us in a role that we can do in our sleep.  It seems nice at first, but then we realise that we haven’t learned any new skills in a while and others seem to be passing us on the career ladder.

But we’re too comfortable to do anything about it.

We can get too comfortable in our churches, happily going along and consuming all that is offered.  Listening to great messages, singing your favourite songs and sitting in the same seat with the same people week after week.  It’s all nice, until we reflect on the past few years and realise that our faith hasn’t grown, we haven’t made the difference that we should and we know we’re called for more.

But we’re too comfortable to do anything about it.

In our health, parenting or virtually any aspect of our lives we can get into a routine that feels easy in the short-term, but will have damaging impacts if we stay in that place for an extended period.

Life wasn’t meant to be too comfortable for too long.

If you find that your skin’s getting wrinkly, take action and get out before it’s too late.

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