Consistency requires a lot of discipline and patience. But when it is practiced daily through God’s help, it is rewarded with His favor and man’s favor.
Our life testimony is not a secret. Other people observe the way we live our lives because we carry the name of Christ as Christians. The people around us would give account on all the things we are doing.
Do we live our lives like we should? Do we focus on our goal to keep pleasing God? I believe our consistency must begin when no one sees us. Only when we live consistent lives would we understand the reason behind the different circumstances that come our way.
Who are we when no one sees us? How do we live our lives when we are alone?
The whole Ruth chapter 2 speaks about Boaz’s favor upon Ruth. She didn’t know that she would be meeting Boaz. She didn’t know that her story would reach him.
And because she was consistent, she effortlessly found favor of God and man.
Ruth fell at his feet and thanked him warmly. “What have I done to deserve such kindness?” she asked. “I am only a foreigner.”
“Yes, I know,” Boaz replied. “But I also know about everything you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband. I have heard how you left your father and mother and your own land to live here among complete strangers. May the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge, reward you fully for what you have done.” (Ruth 2:10-12 NLT)
We will see who we really desire to please when we compare our actions when are alone and when we are with people around us.
The blessings and favor of God are waiting. It’s easy for Him to pour it on us, but it must begin with our consistent desire to please Him. Our consistency with God is a sweet aroma that we can’t hide. It springs forth no matter what we do. And we must do our part that we may complete our part with others.
Some people may just be waiting to see and hear our testimony in order for them to make a strong decision to follow Christ.
Being consistent with God doesn’t only benefit you. Now you begin to care about how others will view God in your life.
And when words can’t speak, remember that our actions speak louder than words.
Be consistent with God. Always choose Him for He will never think twice to choose us!