Fresh Air – The Power of Consistency
January 23, 2022
I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. 18… I want to do what is right, but I can’t. 19I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. Romans 7:15, 18-19 NLT
When faced with __________ (this situation), I have pre-decided ___________ (to take this action).
With God’s help, I am .
Successful people do what other people do .
… but they couldn’t find anything to criticize or condemn. He was faithful, always responsible, and completely trustworthy.
Daniel 6:4 NLT
But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room, with its windows open toward Jerusalem. He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God. Daniel 6:10 NLT
… And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. Daniel 6:23 NIV
HOW DO WE GROW IN CONSISTENCY?
- with the “why.”
- Plan to .
- Fall in with the process.
1. Start with the “why.”
When you know why, you will find a way.
2. Plan to fail.
Being isn’t the same as being perfect.
3. Fall in love with the process.
TALK IT OVER
Read Daniel 6:4. In what ways or areas of life could you be found faithful, always responsible, and completely trustworthy?
Talk about an area of your life in which you want to be more consistent. How would you define your “why” for choosing this area?
We’re successful when we honor God each day. What do you need to decide today, in order to be successful tomorrow?