This is an area that all of us are trying to become better and better at. The definition of consistency or being consistent is the following:
“The quality of achieving a level of performance which does not vary greatly in quality over time.” — Oxford Dictionary
Think about that definition for a moment. You see I was in the notion that in order to be consistent in whatever you’re doing in life; you had to be PERFECT! As I have gotten older and wiser in my understanding, perfection does not equal consistency. I remember my father telling me that if you want to be CONSISTENT in anything in life, you must have the following traits:
DEDICATION AND DISCIPLINE
If you look at those two terms, you cannot be consistent without both. Whether we are talking about marriage, your walk with God, children, family, work, etc., you must be dedication and discipline to be consistent. We know that we have the perfect model in JESUS CHRIST who was the most consistent person ever! It wasn’t JESUS who had sinned against God; it was Adam and Eve at the Garden of Eden who DID NOT listen to the “real” first commandment and instead ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden. JESUS shed HIS blood on the cross for us due to our sins. He listened to his FATHER and no matter what happened to him; he stayed consistent in his WORKS. Our WALK WITH GOD should be just like JESUS! If we have been given instructions to carry out, we should be doing it!
This is not the time to question God because HE already know the result before we do! Are you saying you can do it BETTER than GOD?
“He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, But he who refuses correction goes astray.” — Proverbs 10:17 (NKJV)
I do not know about you but I want to be like JESUS when it comes to being consistent. To this day, I am still working on being more consistent with my spouse, my children, my walk with God, my business, my career, you name it! Being consistency is no matter how busy things are, YOU find time to get it done! This is NOT about being perfect because NONE OF US will ever be that.
My message to you is sit down and evaluate yourself on how CONSISTENT you are in everything you do. Be honest with yourself because I guarantee that there’s an area in your life that’s not as consistent as you want it to be. Let’s be like JESUS and no matter how bumpy the road might be, we continue to do everything in our life CONSISTENCY!