Outgrowing Bad Habits
Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”
1 Corinthians 15:33 NKJV
It’s an old saying and a true one: First, you make your habits, and then your habits make you. Some habits will inevitably bring you closer to God; other habits will lead you away from the path He has chosen for you. If you sincerely desire to improve your spiritual health, you must honestly examine the habits that make up the fabric of your day. And you must abandon those habits that are displeasing to God.
If you trust God, and if you keep asking for His help, He can transform your life. If you sincerely ask Him to help you, the same God who created the universe will help you defeat the harmful habits that have heretofore defeated you. So, if at first you don’t succeed, keep praying. God is listening, and He’s ready to help you become a better person if you ask Him . . . so ask today.
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. - John Maxwell, 100 Days of Prayer
Since behaviors become habits, make them work with you and not against you. - E. Stanley Jones
Just as iron, even without willing it, is drawn by a magnet, so is a slave to bad habits dragged about by them. - John Climacus
Do nothing that you would not like to be doing when Jesus comes. Go no place where you would not like to be found when He returns. - Corrie ten Boom
Dear Lord, help me break bad habits and form good ones. And let me make a habit of sharing the things that I own and the love that I feel in my heart. Amen