That's my biggest struggle these days, in a lot of areas.
Waking up early. Getting exercise. Journaling. Posting on this site. Hitting good shots on the tennis court. Trusting God in every circumstance. Pursuing His heart on decisions--even the small ones. Not having a late night snacks... I like carbs, sorry 'bout it.
What I'm seeing these last few days is that a lack of consistency in communication with GOD only affects me. My patience is thinner. My outlook is bleaker. My reactions are harsher. My peace is fluctuating. My purpose seems less significant. My Father seems farther.
So on my end, I know I need to pick it up a bit. We all talk about how busy we are... "I don't have time for bible study right now," or "I'm too tired in the morning to get up to spend time with God." And I ain't judging because I've said the same things myself. But something else I've also had on the brain these days is that we all have time, we just choose to spend it differently.
When I say, "I don't have time," it actually means "I don't feel like making time." I wonder if the same is true for all of us. For some things, maybe more than others. I'm sure there are things we'd all love to fit into our schedules. But I'm also sure there are things we know we should fit into our days that we're not.
What I love about this topic is that no matter how inconsistent I am, God remains consistent. My faith or trust or bible-reading or prayers or hope or early mornings or devotionals or evangelism doesn't dictate His love for me. I can always come home. We can always come home. We can always do better and try harder. And that'll be true till the day we die.
So on our end, I'm going to give grace to myself for the moments I fall short in the ways I know I could do better and rest in thankfulness that God is perfectly consistent.