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“We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day.”
- Richard G. Scott
Many people erroneously construe that failure is the result of a lack of talent, lack of skill, or some other inherent virtue or grace. The reality is that failure is often the consequence of inconsistency. Consistency is probably one of the most underrated disciplines on our planet yet when you look at most successful people you will find that they possess the steadfast adherence to a set of principles, course of actions, or form that is definitive of consistency. Quite plainly, if we want to be successful we must learn to be consistent!
I came across a great article entitled “The Art of Being Consistent” by Carly Benson on the Miracles Are Brewing website that I decided to share. Benson practically discusses the importance of being consistent and how it can be implemented in our lives. I believe her simple but direct approach will lay out plainly for us how we can engage in the Art of Consistency and win!
- Dr. Craig L. Oliver
THE ART OF BEING CONSISTENT – Carly Benson
Consistency is the core of any commitment.
If you want to build something long lasting, you must build it with consistency at the foundation. This holds true in business and in relationships. It’s hard to keep trust in tact without remaining true to your promises and efforts on a reoccurring basis. If you are being inconsistent with someone or something, don’t be surprised if it fails. It is human nature to need stability and dependability to flourish or become something of permanence. If something isn’t working in your life, ask yourself if you have been giving it consistent attention, energy and time. In most cases, failure is simply a lack of consistency.
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
How can walking in forgiveness be a tactical strategy for walking in victory? When we consider the strategy of the overcomer, the concept of forgiveness does not immediately come to mind. I propose, however, that forgiveness is one of the most powerful weapons that the believer can have in their arsenal. Forgiveness brings a restorative freedom in the life of the child of God shedding light in areas that would otherwise be consumed by darkness.
“It’s worth taking a risk when motivated by faith in God.”
Faith is a fundamental virtue in the life of every believer. In order to victorious we must have faith that God is who He says He is, can do what He says He can do, and that He is efficacious in accomplishing everything that He has planned for our lives! Faith is critical to our status as WINNERS!
The Bible declares in Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” If we are going to be successful in this journey of life then by all means we must begin with faith. It takes faith to please God. It takes faith to access the grace that allows us to even receive the free gift of salvation. The Christian journey begins from a posture of faith!
“When you enter His presence with praise, He enters your circumstances with power.”
Praise is one of the many tools that positions us to access the grace that enables us to be victorious in every aspect of our lives! Praise is man’s response to who God is and as such it solicits and invokes the Presence of the Lord becoming an indomitable force employed by the believer. Praise literally infuses the essence of who He is into our everyday circumstances! We can’t help but win when we praise our God!