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dreamstimefree_238838To be consistent means to stand firm, endure, and persevere. It means to not move or change.  It is a key ingredient to receiving what you want out of life.

Be consistent in faith

Being consistent means we take our stand on the word of God and not waver.  It means that we lean on, rely on, and rest in the faith of Christ in us regardless of any and all adverse situations or circumstances.  It means not allowing ourselves to be swayed by opinions that are contrary to what we believe.  Paul told the church in Galatians 5:1 and 5:7, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled gain with the yoke of bondage” and in verse 7 “Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?”  Paul was telling them to be consistent in faith and not allow themselves to be swayed by the opinions of false teachers to go back to the old way of justification under the law.  Paul also said in Hebrews 10:38, “Now the just shall live by faith; but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.”  When we draw back we’re not being consistent, we’re not standing firm.  The only way for us to be victorious is for us to be consistent in faith. Therefore, take your stand in faith and don’t change.

Be consistent in what you say

James 1:8 says, “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” If you’re not consistent in what you believe you won’t be consistent in what you say.  A double mind is a double tongue.  Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” You can’t eat life and speak death nor can you eat death and speak life.   Our tongues let us know where our heart is.  “…out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh” (Matt. 12:34). Remember being consistent is standing firm in what we believe regardless of any and all adverse situations or circumstances.  We can be consistent in what we say even in the midst of adversity because God is faithful.  Hebrews 10:23 says, “Let us hold fast the confession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised;).”  We don’t speak the adverse things that we see, hear or feel, we speak what we believe.  Mark 11:22-23, “And Jesus answering saith unto them, have the faith of God.  For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” You will have whatsoever you say as you are consistent in what you believe and say.

Be consistent in what you do

Being consistent in what we believe not only makes us consistent in what we say, but also in what we do.  Consistency in what we do is an outcome of what we believe.  If you believe that you reap what you sow, it will cause you to be consistent in your giving.  In other words you could stand firm and not change in your giving regardless of the world’s economy.  Isaiah 34:20 says, “Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters¸ that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.” You could stand firm and not change in doing the will of God for your life and serving people because you believe your reward is from the Lord.  Even though Christ suffered persecution and adversity He continued to do the will of the Father because He believed.   When you are consistent in what you believe it will show up in what you say and do.  People that are consistent are the ones who reach their goals and fulfill their destinies.  Therefore, I encourage you to stand firm, be consistent in what you believe, in what you say and in what you do for it shall be rewarded.