Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Consistency

Yeah something I lack. Something my wife pointed out even among a group of friends that I am a very inconsistent person. It burns to be called that even though we all are guilty of it. I have been doing some “soul searching” right now about “issues” in my life. Trying to figure out what is making me so miserable right now. Consistency does have a focus. How I react (in anger or otherwise) to situations, events or others is a very inconsistent item.

Yesterday I noticed that my little girl was having an emotional day, she broke down in tears at the slightest word or conflict. I bent over backwards to make her day as stress free as far as I was concerned. I voiced my observation to my wife who quickly replied, “She has been doing this for weeks because she knows it works.”

What daddy’s little princess can play him making him sing like a harp any way she wants? No way. So here I am dealing with consistency in my life and now how to handle my small child in a manner that provides a reliably frame of reference for her to draw from for her actions. Little did I know I was already doing that by repeatedly giving in to her tears and sweet requests. Consistency of the wrong nature can hurt our relationship with God and others.


“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the
time because the days are evil.”
- - Ephesians 5:15-16
Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.”
- - Colossians 4:5
How we walk and how consistent we are in our walk plays a major role how others see us. From the example of my child, I would draw the immature Christian, just reacting to what they see in my walk or the lack there of. To the older Christian quick to judge based on the walk they see...

As Christians, we are to walk in wisdom, we are to walk in maturity, and we are to walk guarding ourselves from evil. By definition the word “Circumspectly” provides a modern look at the walk of a Christian … We are to walk “Heedful of circumstances and potential consequences.

How is your walk?

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