Proverbs 1:32 (ESV)
For the simple are killed by their turning away,
and the complacency of fools destroys them.
"Wayward" is an old word we don't use much. In the Bible, the wayward people Solomon refers to are the simple people who turn away from God, and how doing so will kill them. Solomon also says that being complacent (being happy with not trying to do your best or achieve a higher level) will destroy them. Kill and destroy what? Kill and destroy your dreams, your future, what God has lined up for you to do, all because you wanted to take it easy. It's important that you try your hardest. As they say, "aim for the stars". Don't be foolish and risk destroying what God designed for your life. The key in the verse is that if you're not wayward, meaning that you focus on God and what God has for you, then you can't be complacent because God won't allow you to be so.
Look at what you have done in the last few days, or better yet, what you haven't done. Ask yourself why you have, or have not, done what you needed to do. Stop being at ease with where you are, and reach for something higher and better. This may cause you to have to cut off friends that are not trying to grow because being friends with them may be holding you back.
Dear Lord, please help us today to live in a no-foolish way. Help us to push our self to do what we thought we couldn't do in school, at home, on our job, everywhere. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
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