CONSISTENCY - 2020
I'm not one to make New Year's resolutions. I try to keep expectations low, so that I don't feel like a failure in the end. I am a procrastinator by nature. Why make a big deal of doing things now, if I know that I won't make an honest effort until later?
This year though, something's gotta give.
The last few months I've grown so tired of being passive. I've grown so tired of not growing!
At times I grow numb to many things, and other times I struggle to stay passionate.
How can I always be fruitful in all that I do? How can I grow spiritually each day? How can I read the Bible more? How can I pray more? Am I becoming who God created me to be? Why aren't I motivated?
Will I be found faithful?
I finally realized that what I lack is not a super power. I lack self-discipline.
I lack C O N S I S T E N C Y.
Consistency = Transformation
This is the liberating truth that I am taking with me into 2020.
I am not growing because I am not being consistent!
Being consistent is being steady, dependable, persistent, expected, devoted, loyal, and unwavering.
I can't say those are things that describe what I am... seems like even when the ball starts rolling, it doesn't get very far. What I do know is that I want those words to become a part of who I am.
Nothing is impossible with the living God on our side! He my strength and my delight.
He alone should be enough motivation.
"Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart". (Hebrews 12:1-3)
The ones that can be depended on are the ones that show up.
From Bible reading, to working out;
we need to show up every single day in order to see results!
Exercising once a month won't make me healthier or skinnier. Picking up the Word of God once in a blue moon won't transform my heart or mind.
I need to train myself to do the small things every single day. The small things will grow into big things.
Simply put, I need to just do it. Do the things.
So here's to 2020 - here's to taking 3 steps each day, rather than 50 every 6 months when motivation hits. Here's to putting in WORK. Here's to doing hard things. Here's to doing small, yet important things every day.
Here's to allowing God to stir deep things in me, and being faithful to them.