I have learned that habitual changes can have colossal impact on the lives of people.
Habits influence who we are, and how successful we live our lives. We develop all kinds of habits: thinking habits, strategy habits, timing habits, work habits, relationship habits, ego habits, emotional habits, physical habits, spiritual habits. Whichever category they fall under, they can either be good or bad. Then we have often old habits that we sometimes need to destroy in order to build new ones that are good, or strengthen the ones that have the most positive, lasting effect on our lives.
Habits help you to manage your life for better or for worse. It all depends on the kind of habits you choose to develop.
Are you experiencing, spiritual downfall or disintegration? You feel like whatever you try to do to make your relationship with God work at its best, but instead it seems like you just can't move forward and trying new ways to keep it alive becomes no avail? There are probably some old habits in your life that are stifling or decaying your walk with God, which you must diminish in order to build new ones that will elevate your relationship with Him.
It's kinda like putting sin to death when we accept Jesus as Savior and Ruler of our lives. When we come to know God in a personal way there are things that we need to lay aside. Our old ways become desolate and we must take new directions from God and learn to walk in His ways, or else there would be no change and possibly no true revival. If we choose not to change the way we used to live in order to please Him then your life will be a wreck., like a "ship without a sail." Luke 5:37 "...no man puts new wines in old bottle; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish." In the same way, we need to be cleansed out entirely from our old sinful ways, we need to be emptied of self before God can fill us up with the fresh new oil of His Holy Spirit in our lives. It is only then we can truly experience His amazing presence and empowerment.
Father, you know me well and there are things I may need to change about me everyday. Sins that easily besets me, habits that hinders your plan for my life. With your help I can develop new healthy habits. Please show me where to start and order my steps. Help me to see the things that I need to see about myself. Thank you for your grace to change, and make good choices for my life. In Jesus Name. Amen!
May the Lord help us to get rid of habitual sins and replace them with habitual goodness!