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June 17, 2015 Posted by admin in Success

The Power of Consistency

The Power of Consistency

Proverbs 20:6(NKJV) - Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, But who can find a faithful man?

Look around. Can you find someone faithful? Many people talk a big talk but when you really need them to be consistent you can't find them. If you find any faithful folks in the Atlanta area tell them we need them at The Body Church. The more consistent people we have the more effective we will be. It's tough to be consistent. That's especially true when it comes to being productive with your time. Human nature is to be emotional and emotions fluctuate. So if we are led by our emotions we cannot be consistent at anything. We'll feel like doing one thing today and something else tomorrow which is the recipe for stagnation and ineffectiveness.

I'm human. Sometimes, I just want to be random... just do whatever I feel like doing... whenever I feel like doing it. Forget the schedule. Forget the responsibilities. Forget the future. Forget what I'm working on. Random people seem to be having so much fun. They live like free-range chickens that drift wherever and whenever the wind blows them. Yet, I know too much to do that. I understand the power of consistency. So, each day I do the same things at the same time with the same intensity regardless of how I feel. Hence, I continually move closer and closer to the fulfillment of my destiny. What about you?

Proverbs 22:29(AMP) - Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

Are you diligent and skilful in your business? Many people want to stand before kings but few want to be diligent and skilful to get there. Few want to put in the work. Few want to earn their stripes. They want shortcuts. They want luck. They want someone to do them a favor. They want the hook-up. That's like a student wanting all A's without being willing to study or complete assignments. Or it's like someone who is out of shape wanting to look like a professional athlete without the willingness to eat right and work out. Let that not be said of any of us. We must refuse to be lazy and undisciplined yet expect the rewards that are reserved for the diligent and skilful.

Matthew 24:45-48(NLT) - "A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them. If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward. I tell you the truth, the master will put that servant in charge of all he owns.

Consistency is even more important in kingdom business. If we are to grow spiritually, we must be consistent in our communication with The Lord, diligent in our church attendance, disciplined in our time in The Word of God and faithful in our service. Throughout the scriptures, God makes it abundantly clear that He values faithfulness and intends to lavish the faithful with rewards. Can you be counted in that number? Have you been a faithful, sensible servant of God? Have you done what He left you on earth to do? I sincerely hope so. Otherwise, you can get started now.

1 Corinthians 11:31-32(NKJV) - For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.

Let today be one of personal reflection. Let this be a time to judge yourself in the privacy of your own thoughts without anyone else being in your business. What is it that you are expecting out of your life? Have you been consistently doing what God requires you to do to achieve it? If yes, then remain faithful because your time of reckoning is approaching and your reward is sure. If not, why are you expecting what you are expecting to happen? It's not going to happen because it's not supposed to happen until you obey God's directions concerning it.

Proverbs 13:4(AMP) - The appetite of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the appetite of the diligent is abundantly supplied.

THE END! 🙂

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