Over the past week I have heard the same statement from numerous sources.
The phrase is: consistency is the key.
I have heard it from ministers as well as entrepreneurs. Consistency is a key, not only in our spiritual life, but also in a successful life in general.
1 Cor. 15:58 says; Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Galatians 6:9 says; And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Both these scriptures agree with the truth that consistency is, indeed, a key to a prosperous spiritual life. To a successful life in every area.
However, no scripture shows this more than James 1:4.
But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:4
Patience in this scripture is defined as; steadfastness, constancy, endurance, and consistency.
Consistency and steadfastness will produce a harvest where we find ourselves complete and lacking nothing.
Consistency in the right words coming out of our mouth. Consistency in our prayer life. Consistency in our faith. Consistency in meditating in the word of God on a continual basis.
We must be consistent in walking in love. We can’t show love to one person and bitterness and hate to another. We can’t tithe and give faithfully in one season and fail to give in another. We can’t study and declare the word of God for a couple months and then stop speaking Gods word and begin speaking negative. If we do these things, we will not see success as God desires us to. Consistency in doing good and what is right, is the key.
Let’s look at James 1:4 in the Passion translation;
And then as your endurance grows even stronger it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking.
I love this!
As our endurance, our steadfastness and our consistency get stronger and stronger…it will release perfection (shalom) into every area of our life. It releases nothing broken and nothing missing into every area of our life. The key of consistency is a must in the life of every believer.
Hebrews 13:8 says; Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Jesus never changes. He is the best example of living a life of consistency. He never moved away from the word of God. He never departed from what God said to say and do. Never, not once. His life was a life of consistency. If we desire to walk like Jesus walked, we too must endeavor to live a life of consistency. Therein lies the key. They key to a successful life.
Meditate on this:
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15