Consistency: marked by harmony, regularity, or steady continuity: free from variation or contradiction, showing constant firmness to character or belief.
Consistency is a critical foundational virtue of any relationship. An excellent example is consistency of character. Unless a man or woman consistently demonstrates a firmness of character through their daily words and actions, they develop a reputation for being unpredictable and unapproachable.
Consistency can only be measured from a below-the-waterline perspective. We all make mistakes; we all have faults and have failed at least once. That’s the tip of the iceberg today, which will be slightly different tomorrow.
Consistency is the unseen support that remains steadfast despite today’s difficulties. That’s why Winston Churchill approved the research to use icebergs as mobile airfields at the beginning of WWII. Churchill recognized that icebergs have a massive foundation below the waterline that they could withstand anything the enemy fired at them.
Our Heavenly Father understands how vital consistency is to our relationships when he assured us in Hebrews 8:5-8
God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever.
The SAME, yesterday, today, and forever. Consistency or lack thereof will make or break a relationship, so make every effort to consistently;
- Say what you mean and mean what you say,
- Under promise and over deliver,
- Spend time in His Word and His presence through prayer
- Prioritize your family second only to God the Father
- Fellowship with the Family of God and a fellowship of healthy Godly men.
- Continue to be a life-long learner,
Being a man or woman who consistently lives a life like this will be “Salt and Light” (Matthew 5:13-16) in your home, neighborhood, and community. That’s a life worth living and a legacy worth leaving.
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