There is an old proverb that says, “It’s the constant drop that fills the bucket”. The operative term here is “constant” or consistent. Too many of us are inconsistent in our service to the Lord. Now you see us. Now you don’t.
The reason for this inconsistency is divided loyalties. When it’s all said and done, we are not as committed to the Lord and the work of His Kingdom as we say we are. The fact is that when it comes to certain obligations we have made to do the Lord’s work, almost anything can side track us. Something may seem important at the time, but we must remember that there is absolutely nothing that is more important than keeping our commitment to the Lord and His work, no matter how important something else may seem at the moment.
Divided loyalties suggest that we looking for something for ourselves. We think we’re going to get some credit, a plaque or a plaudit. This is born out of self-centeredness which is the very core of our sinful nature.
To be consistent in the Lord’s work, we must remember that serving the Lord is its own reward. There is nothing the world has to give us that God will withhold from us if its for our benefit. God needs some committed people whose commitment is not in words, but in consistent action. In the Lord’s work, you don’t have to be the most talented or most able person. Consistency is what counts most.
One person wins a race by slowing down or stopping short of the goal line. It’s not how you start. It’s how you finish. Be consistent in doing the Lord’s work and keep the commitments you have vowed to keep. God is worth it.