It takes consistency to accomplish any goal in life. Deviations from pursuit even for a week will lessen the accomplishments. People saw David taking care of the sheep in the bush, but he was different from the rest. He was a practiced player on the flute. You may think people do not know because you’re in the bush, but they do. They know what you’re good at and Its not just in dressing for it. Its called consistency. It is the quality of always behaving or performing in similar ways. John Maxwell associates it with discipline, and describes is as a law of success. “𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗴𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴. 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆. 𝗜𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲, 𝗶𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗶𝘃𝗲. 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘄, 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗸𝗲𝘆𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴”. To get mentioned in the palace, David must have been very consistent with what he was doing. We are in a generation of people who only do what brings in immediate gains. Jim Collins, the author of Good to Great, describes a breakthrough as a series of good decisions, diligently executed, that accumulate overtime. That is consistency. That David was handsome, strong and prudent in matter extras. Today what are you consistent in? That’s the question.
Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Beth-lehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him. Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep. 1 Samuel 16:18-19 KJV