The quality of consistency is often one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, qualities to develop in our lives. By it great spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical dividends can be reaped! The following are just a few of the many reasons for developing consistency in your life.
1) To Be Like God
1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
God faithfully fulfills His promises! 2nd Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
God faithfully forgives our sins! 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
God faithfully ministers to us in temptations! 1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
God faithfully responds to all people, in all ages, at all times! Psalms 119:90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
2) It Qualifies Us to do the Ministry of Christ
1 Timothy 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
1 Corinthians 4:17 For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.
When it comes to ministering for Christ, we are all called to it, but it’s okay to be terrible at first. We’ve all been there. It’s something new, we work through intimidating factors and personality traits and conflicts. I went through it as a new Christian and as a new pastor. I’m not as good as I’d like to be, but I’m getting better!
God is faithful in helping us to do what He has called us to do and He will help us work through those spiritual speed bumps. Just be consistent and faithful to God! Consistency starts with a servant’s heart! Just be consistent where you are and God takes care of the rest! Faithfulness isn’t starting the race, faithfulness is finishing the race.
3) It Guarantees God’s Blessings on Our Lives
Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings…
Proverbs 25:19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
4) Consistency Today Prepares Us for Leadership Tomorrow
William Booth – “Every man who wants to really lead must be willing to grind”. Another way of saying that, “Be faithful in the daily required tasks”
Nehemiah 7:2 That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.
Matthew 24:45-46 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? (46) Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.