Dec 14, 2021
One of the more important issues that many men struggle with, and something I’ve struggled with in my past, is being inconsistent in practicing our faith. How does this look? Well, this looks like not spending time with God…not reading the Word…not slowing down long enough to get clarity in our lives. This inconsistency of faith shows up in other areas of our lives in the form of less peace, more stress, greater distractions and being more susceptible to the temptations, including…Getting caught up in focusing on Women, Wealth, and Winning too much. Ultimately, as a result of our inconsistency…we stray away from him and stray away from peaceful and productivity. We end up frustrated at ourselves for cyclically straying away and feel too ashamed to return to relationship with him.
We end up thinking…”I really ought to be more consistent. Will this viscous cycle of going to God, and going away from God ever change?”
Listen brother…I get it. I’ve been there. For the longest, this was the story of my relationship with God. About the only thing that was consistent was just how inconsistent I was.
Here’s a breakdown of how we think and what happens…
We definitely our faith and relationship with God is important enough to address and pay some level of attention to, but not important enough to prioritize.
“I’m so busy…I don’t have time to commit to developing my faith.”
As a result:
HOWEVER, here is what I’ve found…
Which leads me to the #1 reason why men struggle with consistency in their faith:
Since we believe these things…then our behavior reflects it.
When we know we don’t know something…we are more willing to follow someone’s lead. Think about it:
Not until (1) you willingly admit you can’t do it on your own, OR (2) it hurts bad enough to ask for help, do we conclude that we need God.
That was my story. I tried to work on my actions…change my decisions…work harder…tried to focus more. It wasn’t until I finally said…”God, I need your help, and I can’t do life without you”, that things changed!
So how can we be more consistent in our relationship with God.
So, question…Are you willing to yield?
I want you to imagine a life of being the man you’ve desired and dreamed of being. It awaits on the other side of investing in your relationship with God, by yielding.
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Talk to you soon,