Genesis 21:1 (NKJV) And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken.
There are appropriate times that you need to “mix it up”, surprise people, take the scenic route, think outside the box; but most often people need you to be predictable.
You owe it to people to be predictable; predictability gives people security and helps them to plan and take action without having to worry about how you are going to respond.
Think about God, occasionally God surprises us—we call that a miracle, but most of the time he is predictable; you can count on him. You don’t have to worry if gravity is going to work next Thursday, you can plan your life without having to take that into account.
You don’t have to worry if God will suddenly decide to not forgive your loved one if they repent and cry out to him—you can pray with assurance for their salvation.
The reason you can have peace in the midst of the current storm you’re going through is that, no matter how bad it is right now, you know God is going to work things together for your good.
In one word, God is predictable.
You need to be the same, it should be a joyful miracle when you occasionally surprise people.
- The ONE THING for today: Predictability =
- You are punctual – people don’t have to worry when you say your will be somewhere at a certain time.
- You are resourceful – people don’t have to worry how things will get done, you find a way.
- You are responsible – people can go to sleep at night knowing that if you said, “I’ve got it” that means you’ve got it.
The next time someone calls you “boring”, thank them.