“Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.” – I Timothy 4:15
Progress in any field does not happen magically but as a result of a set of patterns repeated overtime.
By reason of repetition, we get to master an art to the point where we perform excellently and our brains can even do them subconsciously.
Sportsmen can easily attest to this because they have to train constantly – before, during and after sport seasons. No matter the height they have attained, their lives revolve around specific routines so as to remain fit day in day out.
Hence, when the competition comes, performing and winning comes easily for them.
In Corinthians 9:25, we are told of the dedication of these people for a corruptible price. How much more we who have an eternal inheritance? Our dedication should be tripled!
So, the next time you see your favorite sportsmen, respect the sacrifices they repeatedly make in the secret but don’t stop there. That culture of Repetition is extremely important for you to inculcate.
Again, we do not stop eating food because we have grown to the physical height we are comfortable with, else we will starve and die. In the same vein, we never really get to the apex of spiritual knowledge.
Rather, we give ourselves repeatedly to prayer, the study of the word and preaching of same.
In his letter to the church at Philippi, Paul the Apostle addressed this.
“Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
– Phillipians 3:12-14
Paul was determined to continue fervently in devotion to God regardless of what he had already achieved and so should we. Sadly, some believers tend to idolize their old wins or exploits done for God in their youth.
This should not be our story. We must keep on keeping on.
After Reboot Camp 2019, some of us resolved to pray in the spirit for 1-2 hours daily. Do we still do so?
To master the art of praying, you have to do it repeatedly whether it is convenient or not.
Let us also examine this text.
“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;”
– II Peter 1:5
Friends, we must keep adding, we must keep growing. This way, our convictions are strengthened.
This message is coming to you again because it is important that you continue doing well in spiritual devotion. (II Tim 3:14)
Stay committed, stay consistent.