I was instant messaging a friend from college the other night, a brief exchange and I typed something that I’ve been trying to put my finger on for weeks. It was a recurring theme in my life, but I couldn’t really put a definition to it until last night. The theme…
I don’t desire perfection, but yearn for consistency.
I can never be spiritually perfect while here on earth. But as I’ve gotten older (and hopefully wiser) I’ve expected to become more consistent in my faith. And while I believe I have become more consistent through the years, I have failed to be consistent as of late.
I could come up with many reasons for my inconsistency, but all are weak attempts to sooth my conscious.
Most baffling of all is the neglect I have for the Word of God. Did you catch that? The “Word” of God. I have the opportunity to hear from the Creator of the universe, whenever I’d like. I have the opportunity to harness the power inbetween those pages. You would think it would be a daily read.
I don’t understand why it’s a challenge when the benefits outway anything else I could be doing.
For now, the search for consistency continues….
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According to Webster, consistency is: b : firmness of constitution or character : PERSISTENCY2 : degree of firmness, density, viscosity, or resistance to movement or separation of constituent particles 3 a : agreement or harmony of parts or features to one another or a whole : CORRESPONDENCE; specifically : ability to be asserted together without contradiction b : harmony of conduct or practice with profession. One of the last lines in the definition says, “ability to be asserted together without contradiction.” Your entry hits the target. How can we make our lives match up? How easy is it to get caught up in our daily tasks and forget the true purpose … the bigger picture for our life? Along with consistency I would add desire. We not only need to be consistent in our day to day faith, but we must have that desire and passion to constantly go deeper.One thing is for sure, we will fail at some point or at multiple points. BUT… even though we may fail, we have been given the power to get back up again.good post!