Being consistent involves a lot more than just trying harder. It is a lot deeper than what most people talk about. Trust me, I read up on what there people are saying often, they were not talking about what I am going to share with you.
Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
~ 1 John 2:15-16
We have a tendency to focus on temporary things that are not important in the grand scheme. It is extremely easy to get caught up with social media, what we look like, what other people think, our bank account, getting the car, getting the house and the list goes on. We start focusing on things that can be gone in an instant! Houses, reputations, looks, money can be gone in one tragic accident.
He brought me forth also into a broad place;
He rescued me, because He delighted in me.
~ Psalm 18:19
How often do you look in the mirror and delight in yourself? How often do you see what you have done and been delighted? I am going to guess it is not that often, and definitely not as often as God delights in you. He knows every little detail about you and delights in every single thing.
Psalm 126:6 “He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed,
Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.”
You may be weeping and going through a difficult time right now, but God is using you right now. You are still playing a part in the advancement in the Kingdom. You need to realize that you are not useless. You are enough, even though you may feel like you have nothing and are not doing anything, but God sees you as useful. He sees that you can play a role in this season. You have a bag of seeds to sow.
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4 (NIV)
Sometimes when I read this I can get happy thinking that my desires of a certain job, goal, house, body or life will be met or reflect on why I am not getting what I want, they may seem like good goals but frustrated that I do not see them as a possibility any time soon. It may make you think that God is like a genie that is you worship HIm first He will grant you any wish. This verse is going deeper than we may choose to read it sometimes. This verse actually makes you re-evaluate what you want, and why you want it? Is it to advance His kingdom or to advance your agenda?
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
~ Matthew 6:25-34
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