Does anyone come to mind that you admire but you consider wishy-washy and like a leaf blown by the wind of each influence? Likely not. The people we generally admire are steadfast in life, character, and disciplines. They know who they are, and how to maintain it (and what to avoid), and have a forward direction consistent with their goals. I’m convinced that doesn’t just happen but is purposeful.
Aren’t we glad that our God is steadfast (unchanging)? Notice as God describes Himself to Moses, this is Who He is, not Who He is most, or some, of the time. “The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation” (Ex 34:6–7). God is immutable and does not change over time. He is unchangeable. I believe that is a reason we admire others who don’t change.
May we each consider our life over this next week. How steadfast are we? How steadfast are we in Christ?