This was supposed to have been posted last Wednesday, but *I* made a mistake. I'm so sorry about that Wendy. Maybe I'll get my brain working again this week~ Kelly
May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. 2 Thessalonian 3:5 (NIV)
I couldn’t breathe.
I was beginning to see spots in front of my eyes.
I wanted with my whole thudding heart to sit down, stuff air back in my lungs and then take slow steps towards the door and hope the gym instructor missed my departure. I hadn’t been to gym for two months and my body didn’t feel thrilled to be back.
I’m not very consistent at gym and I pay for it.
I’ll not go for a month and then go 3 or 4 times a week. My inconsistency at gym means I never reach a consistent level of fitness. I’ll go for six months and be reaching a good place fitness wise and then I’ll miss two months and pretty much have to start over.
It’s not just an inconsistency at gym that is my problem.
Inconsistency colours other areas of my life too.
I don’t really like sticking with things; I choose to give up when stuff gets hard or boring or begins to feel like a chore.
This last week gasping for breath I realized that I don’t think God wants me to be this way.
I often forget that God wants us to be like him and he is consistent. If he starts task he sees it through to completion. He doesn’t start, then stop because he’s too busy with other things, resume something, stop because it’s cold outside, try it out again...you get the idea.
God just keeps on going.
And I think God wants us to persevere too.
God wants us to be people who commit to things and are consistent in doing them.
Every day, we need to remind ourselves that God is desires us to be like him and one of his characteristics is consistency. We need to decide to follow through on our goals, commitments and dreams every day.
Every time we do this, we’ll be beginning to look more like God and that is worth persevering for.
What areas of your life do you need to be more consistent in? How would perseverance look in your life?
Wendy van Eyck posts regular devotionals at ilovedevotionals.com. You can also connect with her on twitter: @wendyvaneyck