C is for Consistency

This week we are working on the letter C for the Blogging Through the Alphabet. For me, C is for Consistency. I can’t begin to explain how important this is for EVERY. SINGLE. ASPECT. of my life.

Faith.

Be careful what you feed your soul for that is what you will become. Being consistent in faith requires reading the Bible, praying, listening for God, worshiping and praising Him every single day. It’s a relationship that has to be fostered in order to grow. And, I caution you to watch what you feed your soul because it takes in everything you hear and see. If you’re around negativity, or watching things you ought not to see, or reading filthy books, then that’s what is feeding your soul. Feed it wholesomeness and the love of Christ – foster that relationship with God and Jesus and watch your life change. You  must be consistent in this relationship just as in any other.

Your relationship with Christ comes first and foremost above everything. When you’re in God’s will and seeking His approval and love above all else, then everything else tends to fall into place.

Marriage. 

If you are married, your relationship with your spouse takes precedence over any other relationship (outside of your relationship with Christ, which really comes first). Relationships need to be nourished, whether it’s with the Lord or your spouse, spend time nurturing that relationship. Go on date nights, TALK to each other, invest in your spouse and it will come back to you tenfold. If you ignore your marriage, then you may end up having problems down the road, growing apart, etc. Treasure that relationship and pour yourself into it. And, you also need to be consistent in this. If you slip and neglect it, you’ll end up regretting it down the road.

Children.

Every child needs consistency – whether it’s love, guidance, discipline, support, education, etc. Children THRIVE when they have consistency from you and know what’s expected of them. If you’re going to punish them for something they did wrong, be consistent in that punishment. If you say you’re going to ground one of your kiddos for a week if they do xyz, then you better be consistent with that punishment. Start early and they’ll know their boundaries as they grow (not to say that they won’t test those boundaries).

Exercise. 

This is a biggy. Well, they’re all important, but you can really tell right away when you fall off the exercise wagon. Your clothes don’t fit right. You start to feel sluggish and icky. Your face breaks out in acne. It becomes harder to get up and down the stairs at work. But, when you are consistent with exercise you feel better, movie easier, your attitude is better, and your clothes fit the way they’re supposed to.

Work.

My husband and I are both self-employed and have been for almost 15 years. When we aren’t working, we can tell financially. Everyone needs down time, but we have to be consistent in what we do – marketing, lead generating, reaching out to people, making calls, etc. And now, with me getting my real estate license, we’ll be able to focus our endeavors together into one business. Before this I was a graphic designer/web designer. I’m 75% finished with this licensing process and then I’ll be a licensed real estate agent in Texas. Until then, I’m working with my husband behind the scenes creating team agreements, preparing the marketing, etc. Check out my post on Learning Never Stops for more details. 🙂

Fun. 

What’s that old saying, All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy? The same holds true for each of us. Be consistent in having fun with your family. Take a break from school. Take a day off from work. Get out of the house and go have fun! Even if it’s going to the park or taking the dogs swimming, everyone needs a mental break. So take one and have fun! Make memories! Be consistent in this as with everything else and live a balanced life.

These are just a few examples of ways to be consistent. For me, this is a great reminder that C is for Consistency and why it’s so important for my spiritual health, family health and my own sanity.

Let me know how you handle consistency in your life. I’d love to hear from you!

11 thoughts on “C is for Consistency”

  1. Your section on Faith really stood out to me. I’ve had recent conversations with two of the kiddos about internet and TV usage. Everything we watch isn’t “wholesome,” which I’m not a stickler for, but it is important they do not consume media that is a detriment for their spiritual well being. One of the boys wants to watch some things that disturb him to the point of bad dreams, yet prays every night that the Lord would keep him from having bad dreams! Of the things we do to hurt ourselves! You may have just given me my next ABC post.

  2. Consistency in exercise is so hard for me. I know how good I feel when I do it, but sometimes I struggle with overcoming my lack of motivation. I love the reminder to be consistent in having fun as well.

    1. I need the reminder for exercise, too…but when my jeans don’t fit right that seems to be my best motivator. 🙂 We should start some kind of an exercise motivation group to kee us accountable.

  3. Consistency was a concept that utterly eluded me until I began homeschooling and realized that consistency is really how everything gets done. I really enjoyed reading your post. Thank You!

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