Consistent Character Part 1 - by Kegan Mosier

 

Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” C.S. Lewis

 

2 Corinthians 4:7

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.


This subject has been weighing heavy on my heart the past month or so. Before I begin, I have to make a disclaimer: I am not even close to perfect and continue trying to identify places in my life  where I can demonstrate a greater level of consistency and integrity. There is a lie that continues to be whispered to me that causes me to feel unqualified to even write about this at the risk of being a hypocrite, but you know what? God has qualified me, and He has qualified you to demonstrate consistent character and to pursue a life of integrity! This is not a sermon about being saved by works, it is a message of hope for us to be able to reap the benefits of heaven. I forget who quoted this, but I love it… “We are not to live towards freedom, but rather to realize that we have already been given this gift, and to live from it.” We need to live from a place of freedom instead of working so hard to achieve it. This only brings frustration and, ironically, restriction and captivity. We have already been liberated and freed (Galatians 5:1)! If we can work to eradicate inconsistency in our lives, we open up more room for God to use our lives in influential ways. While we are still here on Earth, even though we are “broken vessels” (2 Corinthians 4:7), we will continue to be used by God to demonstrate His power because that’s the way He designed it, what can you and I do to seal some of the cracks in our vessels to hold more of Him? 

 

Part 2 - Next Week - Five Practical Steps for Consistent Character