By JESUS V. SISON, PTRP
CRFV Deputy National Director
"Do actions agree with words? There's your measure of reliability. Never confine yourself to the words." ~ Frank Herbert
A person’s reliability is one of the most esteemed traits in him/ her. It allows an individual to possess the capacity to handle simple or complicated challenging situations in providing timely solutions and execute accurate plans. It is a character of choice individuals endued with uncompromising values that we can count on amid perplexing times. It causes a person to be cherished as he/she projects that both his/her words and actions are reliable and that lives are protected. Put simply, being reliable means what we say is consistent in what we do. It emphasizes that those who can be trusted to follow through in the little things are the people to be trusted with the bigger things. Above all, reliability reminds us that the unswerving things in this world that we truly can depend on and aid us are the love of God and the word of the Lord. It has been God and will always be the One Whom we can rely on for He is perfectly consistent. And since we were all created in His image and likeness, we should also be the same.
To be reliable, we must know exactly what is expected of us, whether the expectation is from ourselves or others or both. Expectations prepare us for the setting of targets and goals. Then be intentional to hit these goals and reach the objectives. Intention cuts through to any excuse. Observing archers, before they step on the archery range, they already know what their expectations and their coaches’ expectations is. Thus, they have a steady aim towards a specific target and not just randomly shoot arrows. Setting their targets lets them prepare sights and arrows to strike it accurately. As we understand the concept of archers improving their precision, it should be exciting to appreciate that the same concept applies to setting specific intentions for us to become reliable. The moment we define and commit ourselves to hitting a single bulls-eye, the paradigm shift towards success commences. You will now know that reliability is at work if we can control our thoughts, behaviors, moods and habits. We are not dominated by our whims but what we planned and said will be completely done. What we expect and honestly think, we carefully plan, truthfully declare and committedly do.
Again, people who are reliable possess unwavering commitment. They do not fail others who depend on them. They would go through the fire of encounters without leaving you in the heat of the battle. They are willing to make selfless sacrifices as they go down and serve others disregarding their own titles, status or even reputation.
In addition, reliable men and women are indefatigably consistent in excellence regardless of varying demands from the same people they help. First and foremost, they excel in service because their mindset is not only to work for God, but they allow God to work through them. Second, they are commendably consistent because God’s skill directs them, and His might empowers their inmost being to complete every task anytime and anywhere. In the stillness and confidence on God, they find their strength. They are indeed dependable because they depend on God.
Moreover, individuals who are reliable retain unquestionable faithfulness. They are faithful to God, their family, agency and fellow people. They are steadfast on what they believe they ought to do according to the will of God and the One who appointed them. They have an unalienable possession in the love of God, family, country and fellowmen. Their devotion to the people and service were woven in the fabric of their very being which can never be obliterated or extracted. Thus, everyone is reminded of the faithful God whose goodness is incomparable and His loving-kindness is always available.
Therefore, let our actions agree with our words and intentions. This will truly measure our reliability.
CRFV Winning Team
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