I am not stuck in a religious bondage where I believe God is going to punish me if I don’t write, but the thing that He spoke to me when I first launched my website was to be consistent. He said be faithful whether a million people read it or just one. I do this out of obedience to Him not for self-righteous glory. If He wants me to do it, there must be a reason, and God blesses through obedience.
Now I know there is a time for everything, even rest. I took a break during my move and will take another break when I have my baby, but I can’t just not write because I don’t feel like it. If that were the case, I probably wouldn’t write very much!
We often miss our blessings by submitting to our flesh. Procrastination is an enemy that will keep us from our destiny. Consistency is an attribute of Jesus. It is His very nature.
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
If we long to be more like Jesus than we should be consistent in our character.
Striving and Suffering for Christ
27 Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel,
At home, at church, at work, at the store, or anywhere else we should have a single mind that is set on Jesus. This will cause stability in our character because a double minded man is unstable in all of his ways (James 1:8). When people hear what others are saying about us, it should match their personal experience with us. We should be walking worthy of our purpose in Jesus even when no one else is looking.
When we are consistent it sets up a bank of trust with God and with man. We prove to be faithful and we establish a good name. In Ecclesiastes 7:1 it says that a good name is better than precious ointment. God promises to increase us when we are faithful with the little that we start with.
His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
God wants us to use what He gives us and cause it to increase. Obedience will cause multiplication.
17 blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. 18 In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”
We are heirs of Abraham. God has given us the gates of our enemies! We must rule over them with the consistency of His Word. It’s time to stop being lazy and making excuses. We can no longer give in to our feelings, we must press past our flesh and be faithful to our assignment, no matter how small it seems. God will not increase us until we are faithful. In fact, He will take what we have and give it to someone else (Matthew 25:24-30)!
I charge you to reactivate the assignment that you put down. Repent for being inconsistent and lazy with what God has assigned to you and start fresh. Thank God that He is consistent and His mercy endures forever! He always gives us a chance to get it right when our hearts are turned towards Him!
Father, we thank You that Your Word is everlasting and You are the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. Forgive us for not being consistent with what You have given us. Help us push past our flesh and move forward in obedience. We want to be worthy of our call and increase what You have given us. We stand at the gate of our enemy who wants to steal our purpose knowing that we have dominion and authority over them. We no longer will passively let them take what is rightfully ours. We stand on Your Word because we know that it is true. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!