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So what is a ‘Lazy God-Complex’?! Your probably thinking, “Isn’t the word Lazy and God together a complete oxymoron?” I would have to say yes, however, you’d be surprised how many of us live the ‘Lazy God’ life.
Let me explain.
We have what’s called the conscious community, which I wouldn’t deny I’m a proud member of with the membership card and t-shirt (there’s not really a card and shirt). What we pride ourselves in is being “woke” to the reality of God, self, and the different happenings in the world that affect people’s perception, inner peace, and sanity. Join today, It’s Lit (smile).
In this community we have enough books, lecturers, workshops, rallies, and kickback sessions that could keep us high on life for the rest of eternity. Now the term “God-Complex” has a bad rep but to me it simply means one who understands that since we are made in God’s image and likeness and He gave us dominion and power we should walk confidently in that power and our ability to produce whatever we envision. You don’t have to be arrogant or rude to others, just be a ruler of self. The problem comes in when we misconstrue the role of a God and view it in a westernized Master/slave way. When we start thinking that because we’ve read books on the history and science of life and have learned wise terminology, we’ve done all that we needed to do and should now be handed everything we desire.
“Ignorance is what’s keeping us down as a people right? You know, the lack of knowledge. So since I have the knowledge now and the clothes and jewelry to go along with it, my job is done right? I’m a gift to my community and the world now right?”, says the Lazy God. Wrong. This is how the Lazy God is birthed.
I have learned and am learning that reading, meditating, praying and being positive is awesome and without it I’d be a zombie somewhere, but it’s only the beginning. It’s simply putting on your armor one could say. Doing those things is meant to help protect you as you go out into the world and battle the systematic structures existing that are there to prevent others from achieving what you just experienced. Note: Just because you say and believe you’re a god and made in His image doesn’t mean you are actually being one.
I’m talking to myself as well.
I have a hard time waking up early to start my day but will be the first to tell you that I can do anything I put my mind to because “I’m a god”. Sometimes I’m late to events or work, but I’ll tell you a God is never late but early. None of us are perfect or total Gods YET so of course we must not beat ourselves up, however, there are too many people who use the saying “I’m a god” as a way to say “I don’t have to change my ways because I am that I am. But you should change your ways to serve and supply my needs. Let me hold a dollar.” No!!
This Lazy God-Complex has to stop. We must strive daily to become our best selves and practice the principles and wisdom that we’ve learned. It is possible. Jesus said in Matthew 5:48 “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” You ARE a god. But practice being a righteous, beneficent, PRODUCTIVE god. Clean your house, take care of your children, make a homecooked meal, pay your bills on time! Who would want a Lazy God? Ain’t nobody got time for dat!!!