It’s hard to break a habit.
Most of our lives, we do the same things we did yesterday, the day, week, month, and often times years before.
I was 37 years old when I stopped biting my nails, and it took me a week and a half to overcome the massive caffeine headache I got when I quit coffee for the first time in 20 years (I’m still not overly thrilled about breaking that particular habit).
I have a habit of complaining when I’m unhappy, and I’m not sure I’ll ever completely kick the habit of worrying, especially when it comes to my kids.
Some people have a habit of eating to much, putting themselves down, or being insecure. These habits (as well as many others) are destructive. We have to make a conscious decision to break up with them, or face painful consequences. With God’s help, we can put new, healthy habits in their place that will help us accomplish His will.
Why not start a habit of waking up each morning to fresh cup of joy in the Lord, or the habit of continually walking before Him and seeking His will in our lives? These habits are blessings waiting to happen.
Romans 12:2 tells us not to be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our mind. Our minds need renewed, God. We need to break free from old, destructive ways of thinking and doing things, and form new, Christ like ways of living life. Establish holy habits that reflect the influence of Christ in our life. Help us to think like You do, Lord, and chose Your ways over our own when the world, the flesh and the enemy try to lead us astray. Help us be as David and study Your Word, which has the power to convict us of our bad habits and conform us to Your image. Reveal these things and give us the power to change. Thank you for changing us for our good and Your glory.
In Jesus Name
#1253. A doctors appointment – finally
#1254. A new mission – answered prayer and a fulfilled calling.
#1255. Waking up.
#1256. The generosity of friends
#1258. Mama time with the oldest daughter.
#1259. Lunch in a cozy cafe.
#1260. Grown up conversations.
#1262. New friendships.
#1263. A substitute teacher in a pinch.
#1264. Finished laundry.
#1265. Their safe arrival.
#1266. A sleepover with the little one.
#1267. Episodes of Little House.
#1268. Free clothes from a friend.
#1269. New boots.
#1270. Dinner with my parents for the first time since I was little.
#1271. A mom and dad who are no longer at odds.
#1272. Their genuine care for one another.
#1274. A slumber party with the youngest.
#1275. Gods perfect timing.
#1276. He called me to say he was sorry.
#1277. He loves me.
#1278. Hard lessons that teach.
#1279. He’s home, and we’re all together…for now.
#1280. Apples of Gold.
#1281. Treasured women, full of wisdom.
#1282. Learning new things, even at 40.
#1283. A cooking lesson.
#1284. Cooking for my family.
#1285. 21 days and counting!
#1286. She made french toast for the first time.
#1287. New habits.
#1288. She’s vacationing with the hubby, and meeting us for Allume.