This is a virtue that is hard to find but must be cultivated as much as possible. A consistent person usually does well in the long run. You may not be the most brilliant or the most talented. If you are willing to work hard at a viable project consistently, making necessary changes if need be, with time you will be perceived as an expert and you will find success!
What are some enemies of consistency?
The next new thing – There is always going to be something shining and better that is just around the corner. If you do not have a clear vision of where you are going with what you are doing, you can easily jeopardize years of labour in pursuit of the next shiny thing.
Routine or temporary success – As you work hard at your goals and develop a steady move, it is easy to get into a rut, where you don’t innovate or improve anymore. Although you are still doing what you think is consistent, the truth is that you have drifted away from consistently improving.
As I read the story of King Asa in 2 Chronicles 15-16, I was reminded of the truth that no matter how well one starts, if you do not consistently improve and stay on track, all the effort can be wasted. Asa started very well as a king, but towards the end of his life, he became more “realistic” and he lost his radical dependence on God who could do the supernatural.
This year seek to commit to a consistent growth in your walk with God and every area of your life as much as you are aware of.
If you are going to make a difference in anything, you must be bold. You must be willing to get out of your comfort zone and do what you have not done before.
Boldness to say yes to God as He leads you to love others and follow a plan that may be too big for you to wrap your mind around.
Boldness to say no to the things that will make you look good at the expense of asking God for direction. Boldness to submit your life ambitions and goals to God.
It also takes honesty – To agree that you cannot add anything to God’s plan unless God asks you. To realize that all our personal efforts and actions done with a desire to add to what God is doing instead of in obedience to what God asks will only mess up God’s plan.
You must realize that God delights in working with us because He want’s us to have way more than we can ever have by ourselves.
You must have the courage to acknowledge your weakness as well as your strengths and hand them over to God and let God use them. Yes God uses both our strengths and weaknesses!