Friday, January 8, 2010

Consistency is Key

I'm sure you've heard the saying it takes a certain amount of times of consistency for something to become a habit. There are various numbers out there used to define how long something becomes conditional. Well, the truth is although the numbers may vary, when there is consistent repetition with something, you will eventually have built a habit to it- one that may be tough to break. This can be both a good thing and a bad thing. Here's why.

Things that are bad for you, that you have formed a habit for, can be detrimental to your health. They become an addiction- smoking, drinking, pornography, drugs and even simple things like eating the wrong foods and restlessness.  Although God has the power to reverse any bad habit we've formed (through deliverance), these are things that we'd ultimately like to avoid.  However, what about when you're trying to form a habit for something good for you. Why does that seem like more of a struggle?

This New Year, I'm sure thousands of people have made resolutions to get in shape, eat healthier and made a more concious effort to be a better human being all together. Some even want to grow closer to God. But, what happens after week three or day three in the New Year?

Well, today I'd like to encourage you to keep pressing on even after day or week three. You absolutely can do it. I believe the key to your goal is consistency.

For example, I am the first to admit that I did not continue what I started. I was going to work out everyday and not diliberately eat salt. Well... who was the first one to add salt to her food and who haven't worked out in a couple weeks? Yep, it was me. My husband just laughed one day at me because of what I said I was going to do that I didn't stick with.

It is extremely hard to form this type of a good habit when you've been out of the loop for a while. I know it is. However, it's easy to pick back up and get started again. Even if you've missed a few days. The same applies if you sincerely want to get your life back together with Christ. The sweet thing is, God is still right here waiting. Don't give up... keep coming. Even if you have to go up to the alter to prayer every Sunday for a year. Keep coming. Keep praying. And, keep believing.

I'm not sure what your goal is for this year, but I encourage you to be consistent. Don't stop. When week/day three comes and you feel you absolutely can't do it... I want you to press on. Pray and ask the Lord to give you strength to press on. Keep in mind that it's not by your strength alone that you can do anything... God graces us with strength to make it. So, ask him to revive your strength so you can reach this goal.

I know you can do it!

Copyright, Kennisha Hill

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1 comment:

Faith Imagined said...

Very encouraging post and one I needed to read today! I am pressing forward!!!

-Alisa Hope