Consistency is one of the hardest challenges of the Christian life. Hypocrisy is something that many outside the church complain about. This is exactly why they don’t want what we have. Our mouths say one thing, but our lives say another. We may not drink, smoke, or be caught up in some major sin, but what about all the little every day things, the things that people around us really notice?
Probably one of the most over-looked areas that Christians struggle with inconsistency is in their devotional life. It’s easy when you have a routine. Wake up, do your devotions, get ready, eat breakfast, brush teeth, go to work, etc. But what happens when the routine changes? For me, I’ve been at school the last several months, and it was so easy to get into a routine! I had it all figured out, and I was able to spend time in God’s Word and prayer. Now that I’m home, I have to develop a new routine. One that will keep my devotions in check. So, I decided to sit down and figure out how to do this.
Here is where you come in. I once was challenged to a “No Devos, No Breakfast” challenge. That didn’t have much effect on me because at school I don’t really eat breakfast (I know, not good). Needless to say, it didn’t work very well, so I decided to change it to something that will affect me. For the next two weeks, I want to challenge you to with the “Consistency Challenge.” I have decided that for the next fourteen days I will take on the motto “No Devos, No Facebook.” If I don’t have my devotions, I don’t have Facebook that day. It may be something else that will work for you, Google+, Pinterest, or maybe your favorite TV show or hobby. I really think that if you accept the challenge with me, you and I will see God work in great ways! You’ll see that the more you get to know God, the more you love Him. We often underestimate how amazing He really is.
Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” God wants us to seek Him. He wants to spend time with you! Let’s not pass up the privilege we have to spend just a few minutes every day getting to know our Savior.
Are you up for the challenge?