If you think of the highest-level athletes in the world, they don’t let anything prevent them from reaching the next level. The same goes for the workout. Leaders in the gym always show up, do the work and keep going.
Outside of the gym, every high-performing athlete has a record of consistency. Michael Jordan helped bring the Chicago Bulls six championship wins. He worked on his weaknesses in the offseason. Tom Brady did the same with the New England Patriots and was known for his relentless work ethic. But Michael and Tom both started somewhere. Before they became the people that others want to follow and be like, they had to build a record of consistency.
Of course, few people will be the next Michael Jordan or Tom Brady. But we can learn from their persistent efforts to be great.
The more consistent we are, the easier life gets. Practice makes perfect is more than a saying. It is a universal truth.
The same goes for our spirituality. With one difference. When it comes to Christ, we all have the potential to become spiritual all-stars.
But if we aren’t reading Scripture, following Jesus, or living the best Christian lives we know how, we aren’t going to come close to that. And we aren’t doing what God wants us to do, we can’t hear His voice.
1 Corinthians 10:21 reads, “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.”
We must be consistent in our faith and in living His gospel. When we do, the heavens bless us and we grow closer to God, and are able to see His hand in our lives and hear His voice. There is nothing better than that.
1. Commit 1 Corinthians 15:58 to memory.
2. The next time your pray, ask God to help you become more consistent in following Him.