With so much changing in our society today, it’s hard to imagine the concept of consistency. As challenging as it may seem, this is a season where being consistent in pursuing purpose is paramount. What does it mean to be consistent? According to Oxford Languages, it’s defined as, “acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate; unchanging in nature, standard, or effect over time.” So you may be asking, “Valerie, how does that apply to my journey?” I’m so glad you asked!
It is necessary that we be CONSISTENT in our conversation, actions, mindset and exchanges. We often talk a faith talk, but reluctant to take the faith walk. Our mind causes us to minimize our vision based on the seeds planted by outsiders. Our treatment of people, based on race, creed, color, gender, social status and all that other stuff we deem essential (and it’s not), can utterly cause doors to be shut to us because of inconsistent treatment of people. Please know that this message affects me too – I’ve got some growing to do, but hear me clear – we must value our truth, understand our purpose and stay on the designated course.
If you desire to be a high performer in sports or on your job, you put in the work – learning and practicing consistently. We need that same drive when moving towards purpose – consistently educating ourselves, remaining humble and teachable, and staying focused on the greatness ahead. Empower yourself with this thought and hold on to it – it’s time to be CONSISTENT in pursuit of purpose!