One of the greatest dangers to the forward motion of our Christian walk is when we become complacent. Complacency is a feeling of being satisfied with the way things are, and not wanting to put forth any effort to make them better or to improve ourselves. This differs from contentment, which is being satisfied with where we are in life for the moment, with the knowledge that we are improving ourselves and getting better. Complacency is actually self-satisfaction; this is especially dangerous when accompanied by an unawareness of our own deficiencies. A complacent attitude is a trick from the enemy, designed to keep us from growing and maturing in Christ. If we have this kind of mindset, we are in trouble. However, as long as we continue to push forward in our pursuit of God, we will continue to mature in Him.