There are lots of factors that are important in our lives, such as our IQ, Emotional Intelligence, time management, financial wisdom, etc. Sometimes the stuff that’s not so measurable or obvious doesn’t get the same attention as the stuff I just listed. I would propose that being steady is one of those less sexy or noticeable factors but massively important nonetheless.
I say this because of what steady can accomplish:
less cavities with steady brushing and flossing
better weight control with steady exercise
deeper intimacy with steady presence
more awareness of God with steady / daily quiet times
better cooking skills with steady practice
As I write this and think about the value of being steady, it makes me wonder how many things in my life would be improved if I were more steadfast in my attention and energies in various areas. Our daily routines / habits can predict our future 🙂
Take a quick minute to remember a few of the ways God has shown up in your life, met various needs & resolved things that seemed impossible. I’ve been looking over the last several years today & seeing God’s hand throughout the years in so many magnificent & unexpected ways! As I look back, not only do I see God’s faithful provisions, but I’m astounded at the perfect timing of His work, weaving random experiences into a gorgeous tapestry of grace & genuine love.
Whenever you get discouraged or begin to question God’s input in your life, take a few minutes to look at what God has done in your past. Most assuredly this will encourage your heart that God is very present & engaged in your life!
I like the sizzle. This means that stuff that’s fun, exciting, zingy & zesty catch my attention. I would suspect that possibly on occasion, you’ve also been attracted to stuff that sizzles. But it’s often true that sizzle stuff doesn’t always endure.
Regardless of the presence of absence of sizzle, what’s important is to stay the course & endure! Sizzles fizzle, but endurance wins the prize. I say this based on Mathew 25:23 where Jesus says, “Well done, My good & faithful servant.” Let’s remain faithful & steady regardless of the presence or absence of any sizzle!