Thursday, March 5th
I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw this cartoon. However, I started thinking about habits that I want to break AND habits I would like to form. This reminded me of what Paul was talking about in Romans 7:15.
“For that which I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.”
Can anyone besides me relate to this? I know I must sound like a broken record to God. There are things I struggle with that I seem to constantly need to ask for His help. Things like, wasting time, worrying, gossiping, social media vs. God’s Word, just to name a few.
There are also things I continually ask God to help me with. God, help me to be kind, to be an encourager, to study your word deeply, pray more fervently, eat healthier, exercise more and on and on.
Habits are both good and bad. Like most everything in our lives, they are a choice. I long in my soul to choose wisely but it doesn’t always work out that way. My prayer often includes these words; God, you know my heart. You know I have the desire, but God I don’t have the discipline. Help me!
That’s why I can relate to Paul in this verse. I too ask myself, what am I doing? Why do I do the things I hate, and I don’t do the things my soul wants to do.
I’m thankful that God knows our hearts. I am also thankful that He knows what we need long before we even ask.
What about you? Do you have those habits you wish you could break? Do you have those things you wish were a good habit? Most research states it takes 21 days to build a habit. I say, let’s start today petitioning and pressing into our Heavenly Father to help us break the bad and build the good habits.
If you do not know Jesus as your Savior, reach out to me. I would love to talk with you about the greatest decision you can ever make.
Until next week……..Don’t forget to smile!