While working at night, I walked into the girls’ room and did not find Danielle on the bed. I was not bothered because I knew she would sometimes leave her room to come to ours. We have had to address that a couple of times. 

I was going to our room with the passionate corrective heart of a father. I stepped into the room, and there was no Danielle to be found beside Irewamiri. My heart skipped a bit. Immediately, I returned to their room for another check. I noticed she changed beds. She was sleeping on another bed. I took a sigh of relief and returned to our room. 

It was easy to raise a reason for concern because we knew and understood that she had a pattern. 

Sometimes, we know something is wrong with a church member because of the pattern they have created. Without a word, we know that something is wrong. Help locates such people faster. It is also easy to know when a person with a pattern struggles with their faith walk. If people get used to your inconsistencies, it is easier for the enemy to keep you as prey! 

For instance, if you are not consistent in church, it will not be a bother when you are not around. Why? You have communicated unseriousness by your pattern. No one will be bothered when you are not seen. You show up when you want. 

A family man had been rescued by his wife from armed robbers because he had a style of communication they tried to mimic, but she could sense something was not adding up. 

A worker who would always greet the security man on her way out was rescued from death because the security noticed she had not passed that evening. 

There are predictable patterns you should have. Daniel was a man of patterns. 

Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.

Daniel 6:10 NKJV

Jesus was a man of patterns, also:

Church Commitment:  So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.

Luke 4:16 NKJV

Retreating with Disciples: And Judas, who was betraying Him and delivering Him up, also knew the place, because Jesus had often retired there with His disciples.

John 18:2 AMPC

He had a place he prayed. The disciples knew the likely places to find him:

The next morning, Jesus got up long before daylight, left the house while it was dark, and made his way to a secluded place to give himself to prayer. Later, Simon and his friends searched for him, and when they finally tracked him down, they told him, “Everyone is looking for you—they want you!”

Mark 1:35-37 TPT

Do you make promises and break them? Do you have a pattern of keeping promises, or are people getting used to your lying? Your lies have become your identity. Kindly work on it. 

What patterns have you built? Are they constructive or destructive? Are they value-adding or otherwise? 

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