From Complacency to Holy Hustle

Do you sometimes feel like you have reached the pinnacle of your best?
Does the work that you put in daily leave you feeling smug, as if you couldn’t be doing better?
Have you brought yourself to a place of complacency, just to look around and see everyone else running towards new goals?

Pull your big kid pants up. It’s time to get to work.

a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.

When we become complacent we feel like we have reached the pinnacle of our being. We’ve made it to a point where we are so happy with what we have done that we then stop trying to improve.

God has made it perfectly clear that we are NEVER done learning, loving, changing, evolving.
There is always room for more hustle, and if we are doing it right then it will be a holy hustle.

I’ve been reading the book “Holy Hustle” by Crystal Stine and it is giving me some pretty BIG perspective on how I became so complacent in my own life. I gave up on certain things because I tried once, and it seemed as if God had already decided that my best wasn’t good enough and so He wasn’t going to bless me in that area anymore. When in fact I was simply hustling for ME and not for HIM.

Yup. Lets see that one more time…

I was hustling for ME and not for HIM.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters”
-Colossians 3:23 NIV

I had become my own human master and I was struggling for it.

So what does this mean?

For me it means I need to pay more attention to the things God/Source/Divine is leading me to. I’ve laid out some pretty rad goals for myself for 2020 (I’ll share them at a later time) but right now I’m giving them to Him in prayer and meditation. I’m allowing myself to listen….

For the “No, not this”
for the “Yes, my child”
for the “Why not this”
for the “This won’t serve you”

He is ALWAYS looking out for ME!

I plan to hustle in 2020.
But it will be a holy hustle that will serve Him.
It will be anointed, because I will turn it over to Him at each step.

“Hustle tells us we should push ourselves ahead to get more. Holy hustle tells us to work hard in the name of Jesus to make His name great, not ours.
Holy Hustle, by Crystal Stine