Saturday, August 27, 2022

Saturday Scriptures, Being Consistent or Not

God is not man, that he should lie,
    or a son of man, that he should change his mind.
  Has he said, and will he not do it?
    Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?
Number 23:19

Good Saturday morning friends. I hope you are well and happy this day. Today's scripture talks about consistency. God says He is going to do something and so He does. Isn't it wonderful that we serve a God we can trust? 

I, on the other hand, am human. And I have a hard time being consistent with many things. I promise myself that I'm going to not indulge in sweets. And then, I eat a cookie. 

I promise myself that I'm going to exercise more. And then I end up sitting around the house. Or doing other things other than exercise. 

I want to practice flute on a daily basis. But then, I let housework or other things get in the way and take my energy and then feel too tired for practicing. 

The list could go on and on. Being consistent, for me, has always been a challenge. I have good intentions but then......well, you know the old saying about having good intentions don't you? While it's a bit harsh, it serves as a reminder that having good intentions isn't enough. It's important to actually do what we say we are going to do. 

But, life isn't always so easy. Things happen. Physical tiredness happens. Family events happen. We can't always do what we say we are going to do. 

Which brings me to the point of this post/devotional. I have tried to be consistent this summer with posting Saturday Scriptures. But, I have recently failed pretty miserably. I have been back and forth to help family and have been too tired, traveling or simply forgot due to circumstances. Yep, that's an excuse, I know. But, that's life sometimes. 

So, as I go into the Fall, I will continue to blog. And to post devotionals. But, I can't promise that I will be consistent with any of it. Will the devotional type posts be on Saturdays? I can't promise that. They may occur on a weekday. And, I will post my other usual posts, as well, as I can. 

I'm so glad that God is consistent. I keep striving to be more consistent in my life too. But, I'm only human.

How about you?  Do you have issues with consistency like me?

Blessings and Peace,


Sharon said...

I think it's difficult to be consistent all the time. I find it harder to be consistent with routines since I've retired. Because I have the luxury of more free time, it is easier to put off some things or replace them with something else entirely. A wise person told me recently to treat myself with patience and loving kindness. My nature is to want to "get things done" and be consistent, but I am trying to heed that wise advice at times when I'm not consistent.

Debbie Styles Life said...

That's great advice, Sharon. Having patience and loving kindness with ourselves is so very important!

Iris said...

Oh my goodness, I could just take everything you said and apply it to me.

I have such good plans - always... it's just such a challenge to follow them - at least for me at this stage of my life. I really think I was better at it when I was younger and working, probably because my life was much more planned for me.