8 Feb – Consistency

About 18months ago God spoke to me about “My Lid”. We all have lids in our lives that limit our potential and growth to become all that God has made us to be.

Fortunately those lids don’t have to be permanent. We can “lift our lids.”

One of my lids was being consistent.

I remember the day God spoke that to me…”You are not consistent enough”. I wasn’t impressed. I thought I was pretty consistent, but God started to show me the areas I WASN’T consistent, and that was a bit OUCHY.

I’d get all inspired and then run out of steam, or circumstances would highjack my good intentions and I wouldn’t get back to what I’d started out to do.

I can say that I have grown in some areas of my life where I have addressed my inconsistency.

When you make an effort and choice to be more consistent in one area of your life it starts to flow over to other areas of your life.

There is a phrase “IN CONSISTENCY LIES THE POWER”

Our example and bench mark should always be Jesus. And Jesus is the same yesterday today and forever (Hebrews 13:8)

Jesus isn’t fickle. He doesn’t change His mind from one day to another. He’s constant.

Even the best business plans, goals, study schedules, fitness regime etc will fail without a dedication to consistency.

If we say we’re going to do something, we do it. If we say we’re going to be somewhere, we’re there. If we initiate a new process or initiative, we follow through. Consistency is a must as you build and grow in any area of your life.

Being consistent is a daily choice. It is a “Habit”

Aim to cultivate the habit of doing successful activities.

Often it’s just a handful of habits over the course of many years that separates the victors from the victims.

Can you imagine what you can accomplish and the type of person you will be in the next 20 years with consistency?

Consistency nurtures discipline, commitment and habit.

How often do you think about brushing your teeth, getting dressed or breathing?

Your body has internalised these activities, and you end up doing them every day without thinking.

When you take time with God, speak what He speaks, eat well, exercise, etc consistency will make sure you actually do it. The repetition will teach your subconscious to do it automatically until it becomes a habit.

Now imagine what you can do if you teach yourself to be consistent in other areas of your life? See yourself being consistent, achieving and breaking through your limits.

The bible says that as a person thinks so they shall be, so start seeing and thinking of yourself as a person who is consistent.

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7)

The benefits of developing consistency in our lives far out weighs the effort. There is a revelation of God and who you are as a person that comes from consistency that the inconsistent person will never see.

Determine today to be consistent. Don’t try to base today on yesterday’s time with God, or the workout last week.

Be consistent in something today.

Then tomorrow get up and do it all again!

It’s not easy but it is Simple!

Prayer: Thank you Lord that I can do all things through you who gives me strength. I am a consistent person that sticks to things. Help me today. In Jesus Name Amen.

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